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Islands in focus: Papuans block airport over land dispute

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    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Sat, June 27, 2015   /  08:52 am

At least 15 residents from Ifar Besar village blockaded the runaway of Sentani Airport, Jayapura on Friday, demanding land compensation.

Led by Dilon Taime, the son of Apolos Taime, who owns the customary land in the area, the residents started to install bamboo poles at the end of runaway at 4 p.m. local time.

The residents left the runaway at about 4:45 p.m., Antara reported.

Papua Police Spokesman Sr. Comr. Patrige said the police had removed the blockage, which was caused by unsettled claims to be compensated for land.

 

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