4 Aug 2017

People "sad and worried" after shooting death in West Papua

From , 5:04 am on 4 August 2017

A relative of villagers in Indonesia's Papua region caught up in a fatal police shooting says they're calling for the police to take responsibility for the incident.

Amatus Douw's relatives were among victims shot in a confrontation with paramilitary police in the Deiyai district on Tuesday.

According to reports, one man is dead and up to 16 people have been injured.

Tabloid Jubi reported the security forces were called to deal with a group who were complaining a company hadn't assisted when a man needed help to get a dying man to hospital.

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Photo: RNZI

Mr Douw is a pro-independence activist for West Papua and lives in Australia after obtaining political asylum in 2006.

He has been in contact with his family and said the dead man's body was placed in front of the police office in Deiyai after the shooting.