West Papuan Liberation Army Shoots Down Enemy Helicopter

Published February 6, 2020

West Papua

TPNPB (West Papua National Liberation Army) announced on Feb 5th that the Ngalum Gupel Regional Defense Command of TPNPB have found the Indonesian Military MI17 helicopter that they shot down on June 28th, 2019, and have seized all weapons etc that were on board.

West Papua

West Papua

West Papua

The government in Jakarta maintains that West Papua region, which occupies the western half of the island of Papua New Guinea, is Indonesian because it was part of the Dutch East Indies colonial empire. West Papuans have been subjected to racism, torture, arrest and executions by the authorities ever since.

An armed rebellion by indigenous Papuans, who now make up about half the population after years of migration by people from other parts of Indonesia, has been fighting back.

From: Anarchists Worldwide