Indonesia, Papua and the prisoners of history

LAST Wednesday the Papuan People’s Congress was closed down by the violent intervention of Indonesian police and military.

At least six people were killed, more than 300 were taken into custody, the leaders accused of treason, and many others were beaten by police and soldiers.

This has been traumatic for Papuan society and a terrible assault on Indonesia’s democratic aspirations.

Read more in The Age

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