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Report finds ‘slow-motion genocide’ in West Papua

March 25, 2016

The Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia, has charged that “slow-motion genocide” is taking place in West Papua, an historically Christian province of Indonesia.

“The Indonesians want to replace the Christian religion with Islam,” said Sister Susan Connelly, the author of the commission’s report.

“There is clear evidence of ongoing violence, intimidation, and harassment by the Indonesian security forces,” added the commission’s executive officer, Peter Arndt.

The report also found that “the government has carved up the land and given it for exploitation to some 50 multinational companies.”

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