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West Papua Interview on Religion Report

March 30, 2016

Sister Susan Connelly interviewed on ABC

West Papua: another East Timor?

Wednesday 30 March 2016 5:30PM (view full episode)

IMAGE: PROTESTERS SUPPORTING THE FREE WEST PAPUA CAMPAIGN IN INDONESIA (ULET IFANSASTI/GETTY IMAGES, 2013)LINK TO LARGER IMAGE.

Prominent nun and human rights advocate Susan Connelly of the Sisters of St Joseph has just returned from a fact finding mission to West Papua. She is one of the authors of We Are in Danger, a report on the situation there.

It refers to allegations of torture and death at the hands of Indonesian police and military; and even an attempted “slow motion genocide” of the indigenous population of West Papua, using mass migration from Java.

She told Andrew West her investigation in West Papua had a familiar and frightening echo.

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