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Indonesian military provokes violence in Papua: Papuan leader

The Indonesian military is stirring up unrest and intimidating residents in the remote province of Papua, an independence campaigner charged. The security forces were trying to provoke “horizontal conflict” or violent reactions from students and other civilian groups in Papua, alleged Willy Mandowen, from the Papua Presidium, a group campaigning peacefully for Papuan independence. “Some elements of the military are still playing a role in contributing to horizontal conflict as a way to maintain their operational budget,” Mandowen told a gathering of foreign journalists. Full Story

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