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Fight for freedom: new research to map violence in the forgotten conflict in West Papua

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Abstract


  • Indonesia has recently indicated it is considering investigating the killings of hundreds of thousands of people in the 1965 “anti-communist” purge under authoritarian leader Suharto.

    If the inquiry goes ahead, it would mark a shift in the government’s long-standing failure to address past atrocities. It is unclear if they will include other acts of brutality alleged to have been committed by the Indonesian regime in the troubled region of West Papua.

Authors


  •   Webb-Gannon, Cammi
  •   Swift, Jaime (external author)
  •   Westaway, Michael (external author)
  •   Wright, Nathan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Webb-Gannon, C. B., Swift, J., Westaway, M. & Wright, N. (2020). Fight for freedom: new research to map violence in the forgotten conflict in West Papua. The Conversation, 15 May 1-8.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5864&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/4788

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 8

Volume


  • 15 May

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Indonesia has recently indicated it is considering investigating the killings of hundreds of thousands of people in the 1965 “anti-communist” purge under authoritarian leader Suharto.

    If the inquiry goes ahead, it would mark a shift in the government’s long-standing failure to address past atrocities. It is unclear if they will include other acts of brutality alleged to have been committed by the Indonesian regime in the troubled region of West Papua.

Authors


  •   Webb-Gannon, Cammi
  •   Swift, Jaime (external author)
  •   Westaway, Michael (external author)
  •   Wright, Nathan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Webb-Gannon, C. B., Swift, J., Westaway, M. & Wright, N. (2020). Fight for freedom: new research to map violence in the forgotten conflict in West Papua. The Conversation, 15 May 1-8.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5864&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/4788

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 8

Volume


  • 15 May

Place Of Publication


  • Australia