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West Papuan people demand full independence

Today thousands of us took to the streets in towns and cities across West Papua. Our message is simple: We are West Papuan. We are not Indonesian. We demand a referendum. We urge the United Nations to send peacekeepers to … Continue reading

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Indonesia arrests dozens of peaceful protestors after demonstration held calling on Barack Obama to intervene in ongoing conflict

Indonesian police have arrested dozens of peaceful protestors in Jayapura after a peaceful demonstration was held to link in with the visit of Barack Obama to Indonesia (a visit that has now been postponed till later this year). Despite having … Continue reading

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Video footage of Indonesian troops opening fire on peaceful West Papua protestors

Shocking video footage has emerged showing Indonesian troops opening fire on Papuan protestors in Jayapura, West Papua on 1st December. A number of Papuans including women and children had gathered by the roadside to mark independence day. They were holding … Continue reading

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West Papuan people demand independence

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Over a thousand people rallied in Jayapura, the capital of Papua province, on Tuesday demanding a referendum on independence from Indonesia and rejecting the forthcoming elections, a Reuters witness said. Independence activists in resources-rich Papua, on … Continue reading

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