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Indonesian Army Accused of Using Banned Chemical Weapon in West Papua

HeadlineDec 26, 2018

And Indonesia’s Army has been accused of using the banned chemical weapon white phosphorus on villagers in West Papua during assaults earlier this month that left seven people dead and thousands displaced. A photo published in the Australian weekly The Saturday Paper shows a wounded man with what appears to be a severe leg injury from white phosphorus—an incendiary substance that burns through skin to the bone. The man was was among victims of helicopter attacks on pro-independence activists in the central highlands of West Papua. The crackdown came on December 1 after West Papuans raised their flag to mark the anniversary of Indonesia’s 1961 invasion.

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