Lawmaker condemns attack on civilians in Bintuni Bay

Papuan DPR member, Namantus Gwijangge. - Jubi/Theo Kelen

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Legislative Council member Namantus Gwijangge condemned the attack on Trans Papua road workers in Moskona, Bintuni Bay Regency, West Papua on September 29, 2022.

The attack on 14 civilians who were working on road construction killed four. The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) claimed to have done the attack.

Gwijangge said there was no reason that could justify the killing of the road workers. He said in Jayapura City on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, that there was no justification for violence against civilians, whoever the perpetrator was.

“We condemn any kind of violence on any basis. Doesn’t matter if you’re TPNPB or Indonesian Military (TNI) and police, nobody should ever kill humans. We strongly condemn the recent incident in West Papua. It must not happen again,” said the Deputy Chairman of the Council’s Humanitarian Special Committee. (*)

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