Indonesian human rights groups decried the arrests made of West Papuan students and pro-independence activists after Sunday’s peaceful rally.
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Indonesian authorities arrested hundreds of demonstrators across West Papua and other parts of Indonesia on December 1 in a pro-independence protests.
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