25 Jun 2002

Papuan students on hunger strike in Indonesia

10:26 am on 25 June 2002

Two Papuan students have been admitted to hospital after they fainted during a hunger strike outside the headquarters of Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights.

The two are among seven students who are protesting against the Indonesian government's failure to bring the killers of the Papuan separatist leader, Theys Eluay, to justice.

The students say the probe into last November's killing has not been credible and failed to unmask those who ordered the assassination.

The government investigation found that several members of the Kopassus elite force were paid to kill Chief Eluay.

They are in detention but have not been brought to court.