Papuan student set on fire by Indonesian military

November 10, 2011

Yusuf Hiluka, 23, whose head was set on fire by Indonesian security forces. He was stopped outside the office of the Regent of Jayawijaya District in Wamena, West Papua, by two officers from Satpol PP. Without questioning Mr Hiluka, the officers poured glue on his head and set it alight.

Acts of violence like this happen against West Papuans everyday. Over 400,000 innocent people have been killed by the Indonesian security forces since West Papua was colonised by Indonesia in the early 1960s.

See video below for short interview with Yusuf