Police arrest a man in Timika after dispersing hundreds of West Papuans attending a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of West Papua’s independence from Dutch rule. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia’s Widodo vowed to ‘erase stigma’ in Papua. Tell that to the separatists

The troubled region is once again convulsed by violence

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Police arrest a man in Timika after dispersing hundreds of West Papuans attending a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of West Papua’s independence from Dutch rule. Photo: Reuters
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Jeffrey Hutton

Jeffrey Hutton

Jeff is based in Jakarta where he specializes in political, economic and human rights issues. He got his start in the late 1990s in Tokyo where he was a subeditor at the English edition of the Mainichi Shimbun. He went on to join Bloomberg News in Tokyo and then the Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Recently he started satupelangi.org, a website devoted to LGBT issues in Indonesia.