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Howard should insist Jakarta halt Papuan rape and murder

Media Release
Bob Brown 6 Jul 2007

Prime Minister John Howard should insist that Jakarta intervene to halt the reported rape and murder of Papuans in West Papua by military forces, Greens Leader bob Brown said today.
 
"Human Rights Watch has reported a culture of opportunistic brutality and military impunity and cites cases of deaths, including children, as a result of military action against Papuan communities suspected of harbouring rebels," Senator Brown said.
 
"Mr Howard should insist that Jakarta end the military criminality and open Papua to free movement and the rule of civilian law," Senator Brown said.
 
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