West Papuan Receives Canadian Human Rights Award

Yan Christian Warinussy, a lawyer in West Papua, Indonesia, has endured threats and assaults on account of his relentless work in defending human rights.

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 12/07/2005 12:00 am EST

Four years ago, an Indonesian police officer threatened Yan Christian Warinussy with a pistol because of a letter he had written to the police complaining of human rights abuses in West Papua, a region ruled by Indonesia.

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