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West Papua Militia (Indonesia)

Name assigned by coder: yes
PGM ID Number: 326
Country: Indonesia
Date formed: Jan. 20, 2000
Details of Formation: from source: 'former Soeharto-regime activist Mr Yurris Raweyai of engineering the formation of pro-Jakarta militias in West Papua ' to counter independence activists there
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination: no mention--possibly subsumed by SATGAS PAPUA (cf)
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister; state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: no information
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; religious; ideology
Location: West Papua (Irian Jaya)
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): unarmed political opposition, government critics; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity
Other Information: