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Indonesia’s Papua Coverup Reflex Prompts Police Dormitory Raid

Dozens of Indonesian military and police personnel raided a student dormitory in Surabaya on July 6 to stop the screening of a documentary about security force atrocities in Papua. It’s the latest example of the government’s determination not to deal with past abuses in the country’s easternmost province. Expand Police fire warning shots in the air to disperse protesters during a demonstration in Timika of Indonesia's Papua province October 10, 2011. © 2011 Reuters Security forces carried out the raid following social media postings about the planned screening of “Bloody Biak.” The film…

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