After news broke earlier this month that employees of PT Istaka Karya, one of the contractors working on the Trans Papua road, had been killed by an armed group in Nduga, Papua, the Nation was stunned. Of the 25 employees of PT Istaka Karya working on the construction site, 19 were found dead, four managed to escape, and two were missing. It’s a massacre that brought to fore the name that many Indonesians know but have not heard of in recent days: the Free Papua Movement (OPM).

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