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This is Indonesia in Papua.
Black people are still treated like slaves in Indonesian occupied West Papua.
This photo shows hundreds of Melanesian Papuans being arrested and led away like animals by the Indonesian military and police after a peaceful pro-Papuan independence congress was being held on October 19th, 2011.
Many of those seen here were also brutally tortured by the Indonesian military beforehand and at least 7 Papuan civilians were confirmed dead as a result of the crackdown by security forces.
Indonesian police chief Imam Setiawan said it was his duty to “destroy anyone who would speak of a free West Papua”.
West Papua is a nation which has been illegally occupied by Indonesia since 1963.
Over 500,000 indigenous Papuans have been killed by the Indonesian military since their country was taken from them and they regularly face racism, torture and unspeakable human rights abuses from Indonesian forces.
Papuans are even banned from raising their national flag, singing traditional Papuan songs or from wearing traditional dress.
There are Papuans serving 15 year jail sentences simply for raising the national flag of West Papua.
Please help, visit www.freewestpapua.org and www.facebook.com/freewestpapua
Don’t let the voice of West Papua go unheard.
Thank you very much
You would think that after this many years this wouldn’t even be an issue anymore. When will people learn to stop treating others so harshly?