Indonesia (Papua)
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Indonesia (Papua):
The Indonesian provinces of Papua and Papua Barat experience a crisis over the secession and natural resources between indigenous Papuans and the government. The Free Papua Movement has been leading an insurgency movement since the 1960s, which calls for the independence of Papua and West Papua provinces. The insurgency has long been an excuse for military involvement in Papua, with the Indonesian Government consistently accused of human rights violations and violent suppression of the movement. There have been reports of extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary detention, looting and burning of villages, and mistreatment of peaceful protesters.