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Indonesia’s Papua Cover-Up Reflex Prompts Police Dormitory Raid

Authorities Cite ‘Hidden Activities’ to Cancel Screening of Papuan Film

  • Michelle Winowatan
  • HRW

Dozens of Indonesian military and police personnel raided a student dormitory in Surabaya on July 6 to stop the screening of a documentary about security force atrocities in Papua.

Nec 4dIt’s the latest example of the government’s determination not to deal with past abuses in the country’s easternmost province.

Security forces carried out the raid following social media postings about the planned screening of “Bloody Biak.”

The film documents the security forces opening fire on a…

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