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Indonesia Update

Published by MAC on 2006-06-22


Indonesia Update

22th June 2006

The Indonesian military has just announced that it will provide more security to the troubled Freeport -Rio Tinto mine in West Papua, despite warnings that the mine could become a target for terrorist attacks. Meanwhile an international plea is circulating, demanind a fair legal processes and humane treatment of those arrested (mostly university students) during demonstrations against the mine in March this year.

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