Wednesday, August 1, 2012
ETAN, Groups Respond to Mystery List of Papua Supporters
A list is currently circulating on the internet which purports to list international supporters of the OPM (Organisasi Papua Merdek) in West Papua. A number of the organizations on the list - including ETAN - recently issued a statement.
The list seems to confuse support for the rights of the people of West Papua with support for a particular West Papuan organization, the OPM. Our organizations work on issues and do not take sides among local organizations. We do this out of respect for the right of the Papuan people to organize themselves.
Lists like these seek to blame others for problems created by the Indonesian government’s and security forces' own policies and actions.
see full statement here: http://etan.org/news/2012/07papua.htm