The problems in Papua unfortunately continue to escalate. Please continue to uphold our brothers and sisters and all those throughout Papua in your prayers. Australian Greens spokesperson for West Papua, Senator Richard Di Natale, has called on the Government to urge Indonesia to put an end to the violence in West Papua. Conflict between Indonesian security forces and Papuans in the town of Wamena have reportedly led to more than 70 homes being torched by police and indiscriminate gunfire directed at Papuan people, causing at least 2 deaths and leaving at least 11 people with serious injuries. It is reported that hundreds of people have fled into the nearby mountains and jungle.
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Click below to watch is speech on 21 June 2012