The Biak Massacre – 15 Year Anniversary

The Citizens Tribunal for the 15th Anniversary of the Biak Massacre was held on Saturday July 6th at the University of Sydney. Full Video Footage from the Tribunal is now available on the site
Articles
Mama Tineke Returns Home

Mama Tineke Returns Home

Mrs. Tineke Rumakabu, a victim of the extreme violence of the Biak massacre, was divorced by her first husband because of the shame he felt after her rape and torture. Mama Tineke then had to leave her village and children. In January 2013, I first met Mama Tineke. She now lives with her new husband...
Massacre Location

Massacre Location

Biak Harbor – Location of The Massacre   Killings at the Water Tower   One survivor said: “The attack on July 6th took place in the morning, when we were under the water tower. During the initial attack the troops assembled around us in a U formation. There were Brimob police in riot gear, army troops(Kopasgad), a...
Video Short: July 6th

Video Short: July 6th

Verdict Announced

Verdict Announced

The Citizens Tribunal announced its findings on Monday, 16 December, 2013. Our findings were featured in The Guardian and by ABC News 7:30 in a special broadcast: Searching for the truth about a massacre in West Papua

Citizens Tribunal to Release Findings

“Fifteen years ago today – 6 July 1998 – a massacre was taking place,” said Prof. Nicholas Cowdery, on Saturday in his Opening Statement to a Citizens Tribunal held at the University of Sydney. “The massacre took place in the dawn hours and later during the day. It was carefully planned and executed by Indonesian...

IRIAN JAYA MASSACRE: CHURCH TEAM TO INVESTIGATE BIAK KILLINGS

IRIAN JAYA MASSACRE: CHURCH TEAM TO INVESTIGATE BIAK KILLINGS By Lindsay Murdoch IRIAN JAYA (November 17, 1998 – Sydney Morning Herald/Kabar Irian)—Church and human rights groups are arranging to send a team of investigators to the remote island of Biak in Irian Jaya to investigate a massacre and atrocities allegedly committed by Indonesian soldiers. The...
Full Video Footage from the Tribunal

Full Video Footage from the Tribunal

View full video footage from the Tribunal held at the University of Sydney on Saturday, July 6th.
The Victims

The Victims

Read articles and reports from some of the victims from the massacres
Background

Background

Read more about the background of the Biak Massacre and the Citizens Tribunals