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This report was researched and written by Joe Saunders, deputy director of the Asia Division. The report was edited by Sidney Jones, Asia Division executive director, and Malcolm Smart, program director. Production assistance was provided by Adam Bassine, associate; Patrick Minges, publications director; and Fitzroy Hepkins, mail manager, Human Rights Watch.

The author would like to thank John Rumbiak, Johanis Bonay, Obeth and other staff at the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy in Jayapura (ELSHAM); Demianus Wakman of the Jayapura office of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (LBH), Theo P.A. van den Broek. Ofm, and Budi Hernawan, Ofm, of the Office for Justice and Peace at the Catholic Diocese in Jayapura; Octovianus Mote; Benny Giay; and the many Papuan students and others who gave their time and shared their experiences.

Human Rights Watch
Asia Division

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

We stand with victims and activists to bring offenders to justice, to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom and to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime.

We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable.

We challenge governments and those holding power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law.

We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.

The staff includes Kenneth Roth, executive director; Michele Alexander, development director; Reed Brody, advocacy director; Carroll Bogert, communications director; Barbara Guglielmo, finance director; Jeri Laber special advisor; Lotte Leicht, Brussels office director; Michael McClintock, deputy program director; Patrick Minges, publications director; Maria Pignataro Nielsen, human resources director; Jemera Rone, counsel; Malcolm Smart, program director; Wilder Tayler, general counsel; and Joanna Weschler, United Nations representative. Jonathan Fanton is the chair of the board. Robert L. Bernstein is the founding chair.

Its Asia division was established in 1985 to monitor and promote the observance of internationally recognized human rights in Asia. Sidney Jones is the executive director; Mike Jendrzejczyk is the Washington director; Joe Saunders is the Deputy Director; Smita Narula is the Senior Researcher; Jeannine Guthrie is NGO liaison; Sara Colm, Jan van der Made, Vikram Parekh and Gary Risser are researchers; Mickey Spiegel is a consultant; Liz Weiss, Adam Bassine and Wen-Hua Yang are associates.

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