Last month, a legendary leader of the West Papua self-determination movement, OPM, was ambushed and shot dead by Indonesian police. Kelly Kwalik was accused of having “master-minded” recent fatal attacks on workers within the huge Freeport-Rio Tinto mining concession area. This line was adopted uncritically by several reporters, despite an earlier statement by Indonesia’s army chief that the OPM had nothing to do with these assaults.