Organisasi Papua Merdeka

The Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM) is a militant Melanesian nationalist group which seeks independence for the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya immediately to the west of PNG. OPM guerrillas have fought Indonesian troops since the early 1980s and thousands of Melanesian Irian Jayans have crossed the border into PNG to escape the fighting. In 1987 one faction within the OPM surrendered to Indonesian authorities.

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