Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Shocking abuses against indigenous Papuans have been taking place in Indonesia, UN-appointed rights experts said on Tuesday [1 March 2022], citing child killings, disappearances, torture and enforced mass displacement.


© UNICEF/Fauzan Ijazah | A girl reads a book in front of her house in Papua, one of Indonesia’s poorest provinces.

“Between April and November 2021, we have received allegations indicating several instances of extrajudicial killings, including of young children, enforced disappearance, torture and inhuman treatment and the forced displacement of at least 5,000 indigenous Papuans by security forces,” the three independent experts said in a statement.

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