Indonesian military accused of protest crackdown in West Papua

On RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Unrest has flared in the restive Indonesian region of West Papua with police cracking down on protestors who are demanding a vote on secession from Jakarta.

Students have reportedly been shot with live rounds, tear gassed and beaten by police in the provincial capital Jayapura.

Over the past months, two religious workers have also reportedly been killed by the Indonesian military. West Papuan independence leaders have accused Jakarta of imposing martial law.

Guest:

Benny Wenda, chair of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua
Producer: Linda LoPrestiDuration: 7min 7secBroadcast: Thu 29 Oct 2020, 6:20am

source: ABC RN Breakfast

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