West Papua
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West Papua in danger of losing independence struggle

Resistance leaders in the troubled Indonesian province of West Papua say they are losing their 50 year struggle for independence because the Indonesian authorities have stepped up their policy of persecution.

However, the Indonesian government says it has a right to restore order over what it claims to be sovereign territory.

Independent journalists are rarely given access to Western Papua, but a team from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation managed to film undercover.

The BBC's Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 29 Aug 2012
  • From the section Asia