West Papua Faces Security Crackdown


"The West Papua Project at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney released a report called "Anatomy of an Occupation: The Indonesian Military in West Papua" by Jim Elmslie and Camellia Webb-Gannon with Peter King.


As pressure mounts between local human rights activists and securty forces, the International Crisis Group has also released a new briefing paper called "Indonesia: Hope and Hard Reality in Papua", which can be found here.
The West Papuan people are now calling for peaceful dialogue with Jakarta, and although not unanimous, the will is there. The international community should place pressure on Jakarta to solve West Papuans’ issues of concern. If we don’t, we will see increasing conflict in West Papua in turn affecting the rest of the Asia Pacific region."

Source: http://newmatilda.com/2011/09/05/west-papua-faces-security-crackdown#share-article (By Joe Collins)

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