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INDONESIAN SOLDIER SHOT DEAD BY PAPUA SEPARATISTS: MILITARY

Armed separatists shot dead an Indonesian soldier on Monday during a gunfight at a market place in the remote easternmost province of Papua, a military spokesman said. In a statement summarizing the findings of his visit to Indonesia, UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that in recent years Indonesia had come a long way in a short time, following decades of restricted civil liberties, but gaps remain in the protection of economic and social rights of Indonesians, including in Papua where he said many still struggled with poverty and preventable diseases. At least 72 people, mostly children, died from complications of malnutrition and measles in Asmat, a remote area of the country’s easternmost province.

13/02/2018 in Daily Briefs, Indonesia, Regions

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