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Jakarta Post

Another civilian killed by ‘armed group’ in Papua

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 2 2012   /  07:04 am

Yohanes Yanufrom, 30, became the latest victim of fatal violence that has escalated in Papua over the past few weeks.

Yohanes, the head of Sawio Tami village, Arso Timur district, Keerom regency, was reportedly shot dead by an unidentified group of armed assailants while riding his motorcycle from Sawio Tami to Workwana on Sunday at around 8 a.m. local time.

“After being gunned down, his body and the bike were dragged to the roadside,” Cendrawasih Military chief Maj. Gen. Erwin Syafitri told reporters at the military headquarters in Jayapura on Sunday.

Coordinating Politics, Security and Justice Minister Djoko Suyanto condemned Sunday’s incident, urging security authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“The police and military must chase and arrest the perpetrators so that people know who was behind the violence,” he said in Jakarta as quote...