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Torture in West Papua consequence of overpopulation and colonialism in Indonesia

Filmed torture incident Indonesian President Yudhoyono cancelled a visit to the Netherlands this October 2010 just before take-off because he had been warned that human rights groups had organised to have him arrested for alleged human rights abuses. New portable technology means that the violent oppression of West Papuan people whilst their land is stolen off them by new immigrants is no longer able to be concealed from the world. West Papuans are simply fighting against development - i.e. the insertion by town planners of new suburbs and populations into land inhabited for thousands of years by respectable swidden farmers.

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