Indonesia to send 650 extra troops to Papua New Guinea border
December 30, 2013
The Indonesian government has announced today that it will ship 650 extra soldiers to West Papua from Indonesia and directly to the Papua New Guinea border from February onward, equipped with photos of West Papuan activists and freedom fighters.
The soldiers will be shipped from Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo and will be from the 600/Raider Infantry Battalion/623/BWU.
This poses a direct threat not just to West Papuans living inside of West Papua but also to refugees living across the border and Papua New Guineans too.
Let us not forget that in 2008 the Indonesian military briefly invaded Papua New Guinea and attacked refugees and Papua New Guineans living nearby.
We must not let Indonesia use our Island of New Guinea as its own military backyard.
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