was a revolutionary rebel, or freedom fighter of Matembu village, Serui, in the Indonesian province of Papua. He was captured by Indonesian paramilitary police, shot and bayoneted. He tried to escape through the jungle with intestines hanging out of his midsection but died shortly after. As Best Gore member Hawk says: “The people of Papua have to share the Island with the (virulent) Indonesians Muslims.”
As an activist, Yawen Wayeni was accused of burning buildings and police vehicles. He was an escaped political prisoner who had been jailed for 9 years because of his pro independence activities.
On August 3, 2009 upon orders by Bagus Ekudanto, commander of police in Papua province, Indonesian paramilitary force BRIMOB set out to “clean the West Papuan political movement“. Their targets were the communities in Yapen, including the village of Mantembu where Yawen Wayeni resided.
Indonesian government prohibits international observers from entering Papua so reports on how things went down vary. Papuans claim that the police raped Yawen Wayeni’s wife as their child who was bedridden with sickness watched. Yawen Wayeni reportedly tried to intervene but was shot three times with an SS1 automatic rifle and bayoneted in the abdomen. Wounded, he tried to escape but was caught, thrown in a car and taken away to be sewn up.
BRIMOB police however maintain that Yawen Wayeni was injured because he was resisting arrest with a homemade firearm. The Indonesian government also rejects allegations that any form of state violence takes place in Papua.
This is a raw video showing the moments after the assassination of Yawen Wayeni filmed on a mobile phone camera by BRIMOB that somehow leaked onto the internet. The police were taunting Yawen Wayeni as he was dying:
This video is a report on the assassination by Al Jazeera. It contains translation of the police taunting wounded Yawen Wayeni as well as interviews with his widow Talasung Ladari, representative of the police and international humanitarian organizations people:
And a gallery of a few photos. Props to Best Gore member Hawk for the pics and videos: