Indonesian Police Arrest Papua Activist Leader

By webadmin on 08:24 pm Sep 03, 2012
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Jayapura. Indonesian police have arrested who they label a suspected “separatist” leader and two aides in a raid in easternmost Papua province.

Police spokesman Col. Yohanes Wicaksono said Dani Kogoya was shot in his right leg as he tried to escape arrest by 20 police officers Sunday night at a hotel in the provincial capital, Jayapura.

Wicaksono said Monday that Kogoya is suspected of masterminding the shootings of a German tourist and a soldier this year and the killing of another soldier and two civilians in last year.

Police confiscated a homemade gun, ammunition, arrows and documents from his house.

Associated Press