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Tuesday, 13 November, 2001, 18:36 GMT
In pictures: Grief in Irian Jaya
More than 5,000 mourners in the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya have been taking part in a procession for the pro-independence leader, Theys Eluay, who was found dead on Sunday.

Mr Eluay's body was found inside his crushed car at the bottom of a ravine, hours after he was abducted. An autopsy revealed he had been asphyxiated.

Grave diggers at work
Preparations have begun for Saturday's funeral of Theys Eluay in his home town of Sentani.

Theys Eluay coffin in Sentanis
For the moment his coffin lies draped with the symbol of independence, the Morning Star flag.

Mourners along the procession route
On Tuesday, thousands marched alongside the ambulance carrying Mr Eluay from the Irian Jaya capital Jayapura to Sentani.

Supporters carrying Eluay portrait and flowers
Supporters sang hymns as they walked, others followed in cars or on motorcycles.

Morning Star flag flies
The Morning Star flag , officially banned, flew freely.

Friends and relatives gathered around Mr Eluay's coffin on its arrival in Sentani
Friends and relatives gathered around Mr Eluay's coffin on its arrival in Sentani.

Grieving relatives
They have accused the Indonesian military of killing Mr Eluay - the army denies it. Police say the death was "unnatural".

Students pray in Yogyakarta, Central Java
Supporters say Mr Eluay's death will only serve to strengthen their cause.

See also:

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