West Papua Background

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Edison Waromi

Edison Waomi was elected the Prime Minister of West Papua at the
2011 Third Papuan Congress. Immediately following the congress,
Indonesian soldiers stormed the congregation and arrested Mr. Waromi
along with President Forkorus Yaboisembut. In March 2012 Mr Waromi,
along with four others, known as the “Jayapura5”, were trialled for
treason and are currently serving a three-year sentence.

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