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Buchtar Tabuni

Buchtar Tabuni born in Wamena, West Papua in 1979. He was a Papuan independence activist and leader of the West Papua National Committee [KNPB] since its formation until 2012. Buchtar Tabuni now as Chairman of the West Papua National Parliament.


West Papuan independence declared by the National Committee of West Papua, Papua [KNP] as the Committee on the basis of the approval of the Dutch government on the basis of the decision Institute New Guinea Raad on December 1, 1961 in Holland.However, Sukarno proclaimed “Tri Kora” to crush the people of West Papua in order to take control of New Guinea that has declared its independence. Indonesia finally conduct a massive operation and spent millions of Papuans in Papua.Indonesia, the Netherlands and the United States entered into New York.

finally on August 15, 1962 there has been an agreement to seize West Papua Island. In this agreement the United States as a state intermediate between Indonesia and the Netherlands to resolve the problems of Papua and Papuans involved in this decision.In 1963 UNTEA handing Papua to Indonesia unilaterally. Not long after New York in accordance with the agreement then in 1969 the United Nations held a PEPERA in West Papua. In this process there has been a lot of manipulation and not conducted in accordance with Standards and Principles, Law, Democracy and Human Rights.Finally Zet Rumkorem proclaimed the Republic of West Papua on July 1, 1971 in Port Numbya complete the Declaration of Independence of the people of West Papua on December 1, 1961. This process is the basis of the struggle of people of West Papua.Thus the people of Papua until now struggling to reclaim the sovereignty that had been seized by Indonesia in a way that was not dignified.

Political rights of the people of West Papua to Self-Determine Himself to the nation of West Papua continues to be fought by the people of Papuans self, International, National and Local namely in West Papua.


Buchtar studying Engineering in Makassar, South Sulawesi. In 2008 Buchtar Tabuni with activist friends formed a forum called the West Papua National Committee [KNPB]. He was elected general chairman for the whole of West Papua.

West Papua National Committee [KNPB] as media people of West Papua to mediate the struggle of people of West Papua to Self in determining who is fighting overseas and in the State.

In October 2008 Bucthar Tabuni with my friends organized a peace rally in Jayapura, Papua, to support the launch of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP) in the British Parliament building.

He became a fugitive simply because they hold a rally in support of the launch Indonesia IPWP by police that he was arrested on December 3, 2008, at his home in Sentani, Jayapura, Papua has been accused of inciting the people to hold demonstrations.

Finally the court asked sentenced to ten years in prison on the three charges against him: acts of treason (Article 106), provocation (Article 160), and acts against the state (Article 212). Thus the people of Papua and the world realize that Indonesia is silencing free speech in Papua. “If out of Papua, people are free to increase their opinion, why freedom of speech is still stuck in Papua, and treated as treason?”

In January 2011, Amnesty reported that Buchtar and fellow Papuan activist Filep Karma to be moved isolation cell at the police station to be transferred to Jayapura Abepura Prison to serve a sentence. The duration of detention Buchtar Tabuni was completed but he was released from prison on August 17, 2011.

Buchtar Tabuni back with friends in KNPB to organize the people to the history of the nation of Papua stand on the truth to the world by awakening the spirit of the people of West Papua are always down the road from Sorong to Merauke.

In the end the hard work of the National Committee of West Papua as folk media mediate Papuan nation of Papua New Guinea to turn Raad As with the Institute of Political Politics reserve the right to make decisions for the people of West Papua. New Guinea Raad in 1961 and is now known as West Papua National Parliament [PNWP]

Finally, the Conference of the Regional Parliament of the Land of Papua in Port Numbay, Papua, on 5 April 2012, Buchtar Tabuni elected as Chairman of the National Parliament of Papua West until now. So Victor Yeimo elected Chairman and lead the West Papua National Committee [KNPB]

On June 8, 2012, in Jayapura Buchtar arrested again on charges of organizing a violent protest. Buchtar Tabuni, Chairman of the Parliament of West Papua has been a trial in the Court of Indonesia.


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