Poso & Tentena, Indonesia. Poso city in Cental Sulawesi province in Indonesia is the place of repeating religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians. The last one happened in October 2005. On the 30 October 2005 in Buyumboyo village in the suburbs of Poso city a group of six masked Muslim men armed with machetes attacked four Christian girls on their way to school – Theresia Morangki (15), Yarni Sambue (15), Altifa Poliwo (17) and Noviana Malewa (16). They beheaded first three of them on the site, while Noviana managed to escape (with a serious wound on her neck and chick) (she survived). The murderers collected the heads, put them into plastic bags and left by a church with a note: 'Wanted: 100 more heads, teenaged or adult, male or female (...)'. Many Christians, feared for their life, fled to the nearby town of Tentena (where they used to escape during the previous conflicts). Many of those who left in the village were brutally tortured and murdered by groups of Muslims. Ten years after the clashes I photographed the families of the victims and the current situation in both towns. The refugees still live in Tentena but some of them started to come back to Poso, however, it’s a very slow process. There are still plenty of abandoned and burned buildings in Poso whose belong to the Christians. At the same time Muslims have started to settle down in Christian Tentena. Muslim girls more often appear in Christian schools in the town. There is one Muslim restaurant in Tentena. Two of the killers were sentenced to 14 years in prison. Hasanuddin (a member of jihadist organization) who planned the attack, was given 20. At the same time the Christians who murdered several Muslims in Poso during the previous conflict were given death penalties and executed.
A view of the city of Poso taken from the site of the murder of three teenage girls, Buyumboyo village.
Nimuh Wandenda hold a portrait of her 15 years old daughter Theresia Morangki beheaded by Muslim radicals on her way to school. Theresia's older sister Yuyun hold her baby.
Yuyun Morangki, a sister of murdered Theresia Morangki take care of one of her babies. Mrs Martince (left) represent Mosintuwu Institute - an organization promoting tolerance between Muslims and Christians in Poso.
Hadirita Rongkombulu - a mother of beheaded 15 years old Yarni Sambue - with family photos including one of her murdered daughter lying in a coffin (up-right).
A cemetery in Buyumboyo village (suburbs of Poso) with the grave of Theresia Morangki and Yarni Sambue - teenage girls beheaded by Muslim radicals (first from right).
Noviana Malewa (26) with her daughter Aisha (3). Noviana is the only girl survived the attack of radical Muslims. Although seriously wounded in her neck and cheek with a machete, she managed to escape.
Noviana Malewa (26), the only girl who survived an attack of radical Muslims ten years before (center, back) holding her daughter Aisha (3). With Noviana's mother (left) and sister (right) (holding her own daughter).
Noviana Malewa in her family house with her daughter Aisha and sister's daughter. Buyumboyo village (suburbs of Poso).
A view of Buyumboyo village (Poso suburbs). The murdered girls used this road to go to school. Photo taken close to the site of the murder.
Tentena. A woman who lost her husband in the conflict. She works in a small clothes store on the market in Tentena.
Tentena. Yulin Mbatono show a picture of her mother's uncle Kia Wundu who was mudered in Poso during the conflict.
Tentena. Rosdika Rampalino (50), whose uncle Kia Wundu was brutally murdered during the conflict, watch her daughter Yulin Mbatono (27) playing with her own son Steve (2). The whole family live together in the town of Tentena.
Tentena. Frans Toheba (27), husband of Yulin Mbatono, play with his son Steve (2) in a bedroom.
Religious picture with family photos on a table in Kia Wundu's relatives house.
Tentena. Yulin Mbatono (27), a relative of Kia Wundu who was murdered by Muslim radicals during the conflict. Playing with her son Steve (2). They live in Tentena, a Christian refugees town.
In front of an abandoned church in Poso.
Poso. Muslim teenage girls pass by an abandoned and burned Christian family's house.
Poso. Abandoned and burned Christian family's house. 10 years after the conflict the owners still hasn't returned to it.
Poso. Amateur collective group practice their photography skills in an old colonial Dutch building devastated during the conflict.
Tentena, the town of Christian refugees. The place of a former town market where on 28 May 2005 a bomb exploded killing 22 and wounding more than 40 people.
A view of Lake Poso near Tentena, a town of many Christian refugees from Poso.
Tentena. Duni Mancoro (75) - one of the refugees from Poso who fled from there during the conflict. After 10 years they still don't want to get back to Poso, although some of their adult children decided to return to their former houses.
Tentena. Yulian Deke (60) - one of the refugees from Poso who fled from there during the conflict. After 10 years they still don't want to get back to Poso, although some of their adult children decided to return to their former houses.
Poso. Mrs Sudarni (72) who lost her husband and three sons in May 2000 (previous conflict in Poso). They were murdered in an act of revenge by group of Christian men.
Poso. Mrs Sudarni goes for an evening prays to a mosque.
A church in Tentena.
Tentena. A Protestant pastor bless people in front of a church after Sunday mass.
Tentena. Christian schoolgirls on their way home from school.
A school in Tentena. The children are still mostly Christian, with only a few exceptions.
One of the only two Muslim girls in a class in a Christian school in Tentena. Ten years after the conflict the situation is slowly getting back to normal and Muslim families settle down again in Tentena.
A farming class in a Christian school in Tentena. The children in schools in Tentena are still mostly Christian.
Tentena. Fish ponds on Poso Lake.
Tentena. A view of Poso Lake.
Fried bats sold on a small market in Tentena.
One and only Muslim restaurant in Tentena, popular among Christians. The situation is slowly getting back to normal in Poso & Tentena. Muslims are started to settle down back in Tentena.
Local men from Tentena play domino and drink tuak (home made alcohol) at the evening in one the restaurants in Tentena.