|Victor Yeimo Chaiman KNPB|
A Papuan separatist group, the West Papua National Committee, or KNPB, says one of its leaders has been killed by Indonesian security forces.
The group’s chairman, Victor Yeimo, says Paul Horis was killed by Indonesian special forces on Sunday, while another member is seriously hurt in hospital.
He says on Saturday a member of the Regional Parliament in Merauke, Peter Katem, was beaten and tortured by the Indonesian military in Merauke.
Other members of the group have been arrested for making or storing bombs - a claim Mr Yeimo dismisses, saying the KNPB is committed to a peaceful campaign for the right to self-determination.
The group has been a prime target of the Indonesian security forces over the past several months.
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