Papuanese students and activists hold a pro-independence protest in Jayapura on May 31, 2016. Indonesian police on May 31 briefly detained hundreds of pro-independence demonstrators in Papua, the latest round-up of protesters in the insurgency-hit eastern region. Photo: AFP

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Papuanese students and activists hold a pro-independence protest in Jayapura on May 31, 2016. Indonesian police on May 31 briefly detained hundreds of pro-independence demonstrators in Papua, the latest round-up of protesters in the insurgency-hit eastern region. Photo: AFP
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