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Indonesia: security personnel to safeguard Christians

Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population, announced in December the deployment of 192,000 security personnel to safeguard Christians, and other minor-ities, during the Christmas period. This is a heightened time of risk for Islamic extremist attacks.

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Indonesian Police | photo: iStock

Authorities on the south-east Asian archipelago, where Christians make up at least 15% of the population, posted police officers and navy personnel across the country, including the predominantly Christian provinces of Papua and West Papua, to secure celebrations held over Christmas and on New Year’s Eve.