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RiotGibbon
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Irian Jaya
Oct 17, 2000, 23:24
just got sent this ... background at
http://news6.thdo.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia%2Dpacific/newsid%5F963000/963379.stm

and

http://www.eco-action.org/opm/

>-------- Original Message --------
>Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 03:57:16 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Sem Karoba <sem_karoba@yahoo.com>
>
>Dear Supporters of West Papua,
>
>Today, Tuesday 17 October 2000, a meeting was held
>between the Papua Presidium Council and the Commander
>of the Papua Police and Army with PApua Governor. The
>meeting discussed in depth on whether or not to lower
>down the Papuan FlagL: The Morning Star.
>
>Presidium Council asked the Indonesian officials in
>Papua to sign a peace deal to avoid further violations
>of human rights in Papua, but both the Commanders of
>Police and Army refused and strongly indicated that
>they are going to take down the Morning Star with
>force or repressive measures. They will of course kill
>more people here.
>
>Theys Eluway stated that he will be sitting on his
>flag from early morning on Thurds 19 OCt. and he is
>ready to be shot at first for the sake of the Flag.
>
>THE WAR IS STARTING on Thursday, 19 October 2000.
>
>WE ARE INVITING INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS, JOURNALISTS
>FROM TVs, PAPERS and RADIOS TO COME AND WITNESS THIS
>BLOODY EVENT TO HAPPEN IN TWO DAYS TIME. We guarantee
>fully the safety of journalists and observers. We will
>do whatever we can to protect you as human beings. To
>voice another East Timor bloodshed, please do help us.
>
>In the name of those who have died and who will die on
>Thursday this week.
>
>Yours in solidarity
>
>SKaroba
>
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