Targeted Groups
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Genocide Stage(s)
  • Religious minorities

  • West Papuans

  • Indonesian Security Forces

  • Indonesian Government

  • Islamist Militants

Stage 3: Discrimination, Stage 4: Dehumanization, Stage 6: Polarization, Stage 8: Persecution
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Indonesian security forces are accused of extrajudicial killings, rape, and torture of ethnic West Papuans. The Indonesian government discriminates against minority religious groups via the 1965 Blasphemy law and other regulations on religious practices. Islamist militants in Indonesia are also known to attack minority religious groups.

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