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VIDEO: ‘I won’t leave until…’ Indonesian rebels hold New Zealand pilot hostage, post photos, know what the demand is



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Rebels in the Indonesian province of Papua have kidnapped a New Zealand pilot.
After the kidnapping, the rebels released the video of the pilot.
The rebels said they would release the pilot only after the Indonesian army withdrew from Papua.

Jakarta. Separatist rebels in Indonesia’s restive Papua province released video of a pilot on Tuesday. It was said in this video that they kidnapped this pilot from New Zealand. Along with the video, he also posted the photo of the pilot. Philip Mark Mehrtens from Christchurch is a pilot for Indonesian airline Susi Air.

According to a CNN report, Philip had flown in on May 7 to a village called Paro. His job was to take over 15 construction workers from here. Who are building a health center in this remote region of the province of Papua. But before Philip could return with the construction workers, the rebels kidnapped him. Along with this, the rebels set fire to his plane. The rebels left the five people on the plane but arrested Philip along with them.

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In the released video, Philip can be seen surrounded among the rebels carrying guns, spears, arrows and spears. Apart from that, he claims the independence of Papua vis-à-vis Indonesia under the pressure of the rebels. However, later the Indonesian government issued a statement saying that they would provide all possible help to Philip and that he would soon be rescued.

Regional Commander Muhammad Saleh Mustafa said the Indonesian government is currently taking a soft approach to try to break the deadlock. Efforts are being made to secure Philip’s release with local politicians and religious figures. At the same time, the rebel spokesman, while sharing photos and videos, calls for the withdrawal of the Indonesian army from Papua. At the same time, he had threatened that if that didn’t happen, he would take Philip hostage for life.

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