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November 12, 2021

West Papua’s Catholic Priests call for urgent ceasefire

Almost 6,000 people fleeing violence in Indonesia’s West Papua region have taken shelter in local churches. Rebels from the West Papua National Liberation Army and the Free Papua Movement have clashed with government forces for much of 2021, leading to a surge in internal refugees. Now 30 local Catholic priests have signed an urgent appeal for a ceasefire.

Peter Arndt is executive officer at the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission in Brisbane, and he’s been involved with human rights work in West Papua over the past decade.

Duration: 8min 29sec Broadcast:

Wed 10 Nov 2021, 5:30pm

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Presenter: Andrew West

Producer: Hong Jiang

Sound Engineer: Hamish Camilleri

Editors: Muditha Dias and David Rutledge

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