Audio: Indonesia and the West Papuan debate

Indonesia and the West Papuan debate

ABC Radio National, 13 November 2010

 

 

In their recent visits to Jakarta, both Prime Minister Julia Gillard and President Barack Obama praised the progress Indonesia has made in the area of human rights and democratic freedoms.

But the exposure of a video showing Indonesian soldiers brutally torturing two Papuan men, followed by a 'red herring' trial, raises doubts about whether any of this reform is reaching West Papua.

 

 

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Guests
Hugh Lunn - Veteran journalist and author
Tom Allard - Indonesia correspondent for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald

Story Researcher and Producer

Sarah Kanowski