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West Papua Update

Published by MAC on 2006-05-06


West Papua Update

6th May 2006

WALHI's damning report on Freeport-Rio Tinto's Grasberg mine last week prompted a visit by Indonesian parliamentarians to investigate the allegations.

The UK-based Indonesian human rights organisation, TAPOL, has published a detailed history of the mine, demonstrating that - whatever conclusions may be reached by the team - West Papuans have suffered far too much already from the project's impacts.

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