The Notorious Benny Wenda and Indonesian Military are the same

In one side, the wolf  in sheep’s clothing Benny Wenda is a 35-years-old cunning man and lives in Oxford, UK.  It was 10 years ago that he masterminded and led the attack on the Abepura Police station and burned two shops in the small township on December 7th 2000. Benny Wenda led 50 Papuan people and attacked a police station and torched two shops. A policeman was killed in the attack and a security guard was found dead near the shopping compound. Running away from the violence assault and murder cases, Benny Wenda a self proclaim West Papuan tribal leader successfully escaped from prison in Papua and has devoted his life now in the UK to hide his crime and start a “clean” and “peaceful” campaign for his personal benefit in the UK as asylum seeker. Indonesia is now democracy and Benny Wenda is afraid because the families of the victims will never stop to cry for justice.

On the other side, the unprofessional behaviour of some Indonesian military personnel are clearly recorded which has caused serious human rights violation. Recently, responding to the torture video case in West Papua,  Senior Security Minister Djoko Suyanto said that a proper action would be taken against any troops involved in torture in accordance with military regulations. According to the New York-based Human Rights Watch, a metadata analysis indicated the footage was filmed on a mobile phone camera on May 30 2010.

Indonesia took over Papua from the Dutch in 1963 and formalised its sovereignty six years later through an act of free choice, vote by about 1,000 community leaders.


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