6 Feb 2015

Students urge Indonesia to shut down Freeport

10:18 am on 6 February 2015

The Papuan Students Alliance is urging the Indonesian government to close companies suspected of being involved in human rights abuses in Papua.

The Freeport-McMoran mine in West Papua

The Freeport-McMoran mine in West Papua Photo: AFP

Its chairman, Otiz E Tabuni, says it wants the mining company, Freeport, and all foreign companies that are behind the crimes against humanity in Papua closed.

He says freedom and self-determination is a democratic solution for Papuan people.

Mr Tabuni claims the Indonesian military has violated the rights of the Papuan people in its attempts to safeguard important companies, including PT Freeport Indonesia.