Third Papuan Peoples’ Congress Kongres Rakyat Papua III

The Third Papuan People’s Congress took place in Zakeus field, Abepura from 17-19 October 2011. The event hosted representatives from all over West Papua, a follow-on to previous Congresses in 1961 and 2000.¬† On the third day, the Congress delacred that West Papua had been independent since 1961, and named the territory as the Federated Republic of West Papua. Police and military responded with gunfire, mass arrests and beatings. At least three people were killed. More than 300 people were arrested and six were held to be brought to trial, five of whom were found guilty of treason, with the sixth convicted of a lesser crime. Kongres Ketiga Rakyat Papua berlangsung di lapangan Zakeus. Kegiatan tersebut diselenggarakan oleh perwakilan dari seluruh Papua Barat, melanjutkan kedua Kongres sebelumnya pada tahun 1961 dan 2000. Pada hari ketiga Kongres mendeklarasikan bahwa Papua Barat sudah merdeka sejak tahun 1961, dan memberikan nama kepada tanah itu; Republik Federasi Papua Barat. Polisi dan militer menanggapinya dengan tembakan, penangkapan besar-besaran dan penganiayaan. Tiga orang tertewas. Lebih dari 300 orang ditangkap dan enam ditahan untuk dibawa ke pengadilan, yang kemudian lima dari mereka dinyatakan bersalah atas tindakan makar., dan yang keenam dinyatakan bersalah atas tindakan lebih ringan.

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