Monday, August 2, 2010

US-Jakarta ties 'threat to Papua,' threat to rights

"No military aid without justice!!!" says the banner at a protest opposing renewed assistance to Kopassus at the U.S. Embassy. Mugiyanto, who was kidnapped in 1998, tells Al Jazeera that by training Kopassus the "U.S. is legitimizing impunity in Indonesia, that the U.S. is accepting the fact that impuniy prevails, that the perpetrators of human rights violations are not yet held accountable..."

Papuan political prisoner Filep Karma tells Al Jazeera, that renewing military co-operation between the US and Indonesia will only leave the Indonesian military "better equipped to commit their murders." 

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