24 Jun 2019

In West Papua, rebels use child soldiers against Indonesia

From , 6:05 am on 24 June 2019

A rebel group waging war against the Indonesian state in West Papua claims it's using child soldiers within its ranks.

Observers say the West Papua Liberation Army's breaching of international laws complicates an already-worsening conflict in the province. 

Mackenzie Smith reports. 

Child soldiers in West Papua

Child soldiers in West Papua Photo: Sebby Sambom, West Papua Liberation Army