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By: Pacific.scoop  06-Dec-2011

Villagers tell of their brutalisation at the hands of Indonesian commandos. Video: KNPB/Wamena

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Report – By Nick Chesterfield

Indonesian army (TNI) commandos have  terrorised and severely beaten villagers in Kurulu District in Puncak Jaya in another show of extreme  brutality against West Papuan civilians, report human rights sources.

Soldiers from the Kostrad (Strategic Reserve) Battalion 755 stationed at the Kurulu army post stormed the village of Umpagalo, near Wamena, on the night of November 2, breaking up a meeting and severely beating 12 men, including 3 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) members.


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