The company also points out that ACFOA
backtracked on its original claim that Freeport was involved in the killings.
In a letter to authorities in both Irian Jaya and Jakarta prior to the recent riots, LEMASA, the Amungme tribal council, requested that a full investigation be conducted into abuses at the mine, presenting a long list of alleged atrocities, including several of those detailed in the ACFOA
Director Janet Hunt said there are "gross inequities" emerging in the territory as private companies move in to do business.
Australia's collusion with Indonesia to stifle the independence movement in West Papua was revealed only ten days after the ACFOA
report of the visit of the two NGOs outlined above, in a report aired on SBS television's Dateline program, `Act of No Choice', also reported on in the Age and Sydney Morning Herald, (26 August 1999).