The Indonesian government remains highly intolerant of even peacefully expressed pro-independence sentiment.
A more important reason is that journalists, human rights workers, and even diplomats are barred from entry to the area without permits, which are hard, at times impossible, to obtain.
No officers have been charged in either of the two rape cases in which police were implicated.
No officers have been charged in connection with the cases of alleged police ill-treatment we documented.
is an important barometer of the success of security sector reform efforts in the country more generally.
Outside scrutiny is minimal and the security challenges are pronounced-pro-independence guerrillas have long been based in the region and public resentment of Indonesian authorities and institutions continues to simmer.