Yalengga military attack

05/11/2003

Military under the command of Lt. Col. Gustaf Agus Irianto, shot ten people dead, accusing them of being members of the Free Papua Organisation (OPM). Two survivors of the shooting were arrested, tortured for several days and were eventually tried for treason. Amongst other accusations, it was alleged that they had participated in a raid on Wamena weapons arsenal in April that year, for which eight other men had been arrested at the time.

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