Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Indonesia: Violence escalating in Indonesia's Papua province

Escalating violence in the Indonesian province of Papua has left at least 16 people dead.

The tension rose after Indonesia was criticized by the UN last month, for its human rights record in Papua.

Papuans and the Indonesian military are blaming each other for the ongoing unrest.

The attacks are in the country's far east, where Papuans have been calling for independence for forty years.

While Papuans are calling for an international investigation, the government insists the problem must be solved locally.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta