West Papua Background

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Jhon Magai Yogi

Jhon Magai Yogi is the son of General Thadius Magai Yogi, the
Comander of the TPN – OPM Dev II Makodam Pemka IV Paniai
with its headquarters in Edud.

The TPN forces of Jhon Yogi have long been suspected by observers
as entangled in a mutually beneficial relationship of violence with
both Brimob police and 753 Btn, as they both vie for control of artisanal
alluvial gold mining operations across the rich rivers and streams that
lead into Lake Paniai (WPMA article).

Photo: West Papua Media Alerts

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