Violence Mounts in Papua

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Calls are mounting on Australia to use whatever influence it can muster and urge Indonesia to end the violence in its troubled West Papua province. Jakarta’s heavy hand threatened to overshadow a visit by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono who is holding talks with his Australian counterpart Julia Gillard in Darwin this week.

About 10 people have been killed, many more injured, including a German tourist, in the past six weeks.

Read more in The Diplomat.

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