5 Sep 2009

Seven suspects set to face trial over recents shootings in Papua

9:21 am on 5 September 2009

Seven suspects from Timika in Indonesia's Papua are set to face trial over recent shootings near the Grasberg mine run by mining giant Freeport.

Police have handed dossiers of the seven over to the Timika Prosecutor's Office which may press charges over the recent wave of shootings which have targetted Freeport staff convoys and claimed three lives.

The Jakarta Post reports that the police hunt continues for the perpetrators of the killing.

Police have deployed 600 more officers to the Timika area to safeguard daily activities of Freeport staff and to anticipate possible similar attacks.