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Protests over Papua shooting expand nationwide

  • Nethy Dharma Somba and Syamsul Huda M. Suhari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 10 2017   /  12:40 am
Solidarity: Dozens of Papuan students in Gorontalo march through the provincial capital on Tuesday to protest alleged human rights abuses in Papua and West Papua. They also demand authorities resolve the recent fatal shooting of a civilian in Deiyai, Papua, as quickly as possible.(JP/Syamsul Huda M. Suhari)(JP/Syamsul Huda M. Suhari)

Solidarity: Dozens of Papuan students in Gorontalo march through the provincial capital on Tuesday to protest alleged human rights abuses in Papua and West Papua. They also demand authorities resolve the recent fatal shooting of a civilian in Deiyai, Papua, as quickly as possible.(JP/Syamsul Huda M. Suhari)Students, activists and Papuans across Indonesia rallied and held vigils as they shared concerns over the recent fatal shooting of a civilian in Deiyai, Papua, in the latest incident of a series of alleged human rights abuses by security forces in the country’s easternmost region.

In Jakarta on Monday, dozens of Papuans marched to the State Palace where they staged a demonstration demanding President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo administration take serious steps to prevent further human rights abuses in Papua, and hold all responsible in the shooting to account.

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