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Killing of Intan Jaya pastor part of major shift in security crisis: Report

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The intensity of the conflict between the Indonesian Military and the West Papua National Liberation Army has increased following a series of violent incidents at the end of 2019, according to a report.(JP/Hengky Wijaya)
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Jakarta   ●   Wed, December 9, 2020

The shooting of Papuan Pastor Yeremia Zanambani is not an independent incident but part of the most recent and most significant shift in the trend of conflicts in Intan Jaya regency since its establishment in 2008, a report has said.

A recent report about the killing of Yeremia titled “Grief from Hitadipa”, written by a team formed by Papua Governor Lukas Enembe about three weeks after the incident occurred in September, stated that Intan Jaya had entered its latest period of conflicts.

The report stated that the province had become an armed conflict zone in Papua in the past year due to the presence of two significant security forces, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB).

“The shift in conflicts is significant because previously, Intan Jaya regency was never part of the conflict zone between ...

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