West Papuans reject Indonesia’s plans to extend Special Autonomy Law

In the twenty years of living under this law, Papuans say that it did not address the contested history of Papua’s integration and its outstanding political and human rights issues.

September 26, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

Thousands of people took to the streets of Nabire, West Papua on September 24 to reject Indonesia’s plans of extending the region’s Special Autonomy status which will end in 2021. Over 200 people were arrested but the demonstrations continued. In the twenty years of living under this law, Papuans witnessed that this law did not address the contested history of Papua’s integration and its outstanding political and human rights issues.

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