Yoseph Hary, Yogya – Responding to the brutal actions by Indonesian security forces against Papuan civilians, Papuan students in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta are to hold a peaceful action and long-march from the Papuan student dormitory on Jl. Kusumanegara No 119 to the zero kilometer point in the centre of the city this afternoon.
Speaking during preparations at the dormitory, the spokesperson for the Papua Student Association (PMP) in Yogyakarta, Andi Umagi, said the theme of the demonstration would be calling on the government to withdraw Indonesian troops from Papua.
The reason being, the troops in Papua are clearly committing human rights violations. “The action is planned for 10am. We’re currently making preparations, we’ll start in a moment. But it will be a peaceful action”, said Umagi on Monday June 11.
[Mahasiswa Papua di Yogya: Tarik Militer dari Papua – Tribunnews.com. Senin, 11 Juni 2012. Translated by James Balowski.]