One of the authors of a report into human rights abuses in the Indonesian province of Papua says he believes the situation is escalating there.
The University of Sydney's Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies released a report today titled Genocide in West Papua? the Role of the Indonesian Security Apparatus.
John Wing, a coordinator of the West Papua project at the University of Sydney said he hoped the report would gain international support for the West Papuan's struggle.
Mr Wing said if no solution was found, the situation would inevitable reach crisis point.
"There are 15,00 new troops being deployed into Papua starting this year, there are militia organisations which are being formed and other groups which have links to the Jihad, so if there is not a dignified peaceful solution to the aspirations of the Papuan people, we may see a repeat of what happened in East Timor."
John Wing, a coordinator of the West Papua project at the University of Sydney