Is Indonesia Spying on West Papuans in PNG?
Is Indonesia spying on West Papuans who live in PNG?
That’s a question that popped into my mind when I read an article in The National which reported the arrest of an Indonesian intelligence officer in West Sepik Province earlier this week.
The Indonesian intelligence officer had illegally entered PNG while driving his motorbike on a bush track around the locked PNG Wutung border gate with the intention of heading to Vanimo – he was subsequently arrested and charged for breaching the PNG Migration Act.
Apparently, Sebrum Doan, 32 of Sentani, West Papua Province had been spying on West Papuans seeking refuge at Black Wara camp and once apprehended, he pretended to be mentally retarded.
The National suggested that Doan was probably spying on the West Papuans in order to determine their involvement in the recent political unrest that occurred in Jayapura which resulted in shootings of civilians and the build up of Indonesian military forces near the border.
~ by Tavurvur on November 20, 2008.
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