West Papua Background

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West Papua Glossary

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Act of Free Choice: Referendum held in 1969 determining whether West Papua would be a part of Indonesia. Many in West Papua believe that the referendum was unjustly executed and call for the UN to set another referendum.

AWPA: Australian West Papua Association

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BIN:  Badan Intelijen Negara – National Security Body

Birds Head Region: The western peninsula of West Papua.

BPKI: Badan Penjelidik Kemerdekaan Indonesian  (Indonesian Independence Investigatory Board)

Brimob: Brigade Mobil  (Mobile Police Brigade)

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Densus 88: Anti-terrorist group trained by Australian Federal Police

DPR: Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives)

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Foreri: Forum Rekonsiliasi Rakyat Irian Jaya (Forum of Reconciliation)

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Hai Tenahku Papua – West Papua national song.

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ICC: International Criminal Courts

ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross

ILWP: International Lawyers for West Papua

IPWP: International Parliamentarians for West Papua

Irian Jaya: Indonesian name for the West Papua province.

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Jayapura 5: Leaders and chairmen arrested at the Third Papuan Congress in October 2011. All 5 were on trial for treason.

JIM: Jakarta Informal Meetings

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KOPASSUS: Komando Pasukan Khusus  (Army special forces)

KNPB: West Papua National Committee

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Lemhannas: Lembaga Ketahanan Nasional (National Resistance)

Lombok Treaty: Agreement on security cooperation between Australia and Indonesia signed in 2006

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Merdeka: Freedom

Morning Star – The West Papua Independence flag.

MPR: Majelis Permusyawarahan Rukyat  (People’s Consultative Assembly)

MRP: Majelis Rakyat Papua (Papuan Peoples Congress)

Mubes: Musyawarah Besar Papua (Papuan Mass Consultation)

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New York Agreement: An agreement between The UN and Indonesia to conduct a referendum to determine the Independence of West Papua.

NGO: Nongovernmental organisation

NKRI: Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia (Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia)

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OPM: Organisasi Papua Merdeka – (Freedom of Papua Organisation – rebel group)

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PDI: Partai Demokrasi Indonesia –

PKII: Partai Kemerdekaan Indonesia Irian

PNG: Papua New Guinea

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RTC: Round Table Conference

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TNI: Tentara Nasional Indonesia (Indonesian Defence Force)

TPN: West Papua National Liberation Army

TRNP: Tentara Pembesan National Papua

Trikora: Trikamando Rakyat

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UN: United Nations

UNGA: UN General Assembly.

UNTEA: United Nations Temporary Executive Authority

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WPM: West Papua Media Alerts

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