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AWPA Sydney News: 1) Papua Activists Discuss Freeport With US Ambassador


AWPA Sydney News: 1) Papua Activists Discuss Freeport With US Ambassador: Yuliano said the organization was told in mid-2014 that the restive easternmost province of Indonesia would have civilian leaders and see a steady downgrade of military presence in the area.
"If they disappeared, so would the violence. But it never happened," he said.
Tight military monitoring of Freeport Indonesia sites on the island have a largely negative impact on locals, including reports of violence from officers, Yuliano said.
"We asked the ambassador if Freeport had any control over security, and if they [security personnel] have any training in human rights while performing their duties. They have to be trained by the National Commission on Human Rights [Komnas HAM] so they will be less violent when protecting the areas," he said.

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