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Indonesia affirms restrictions to freedom of expression in Papua to UN Human Rights Committee (16 Jul 2013)
Joint Press Release by Franciscans International, Human Rights and Peace for Papua (ICP), Imparsial, KontraS, Tapol and the West Papua Network - (July 11, 2013, Geneva) On July 10 and 11, 2013 the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, one of the most important human rights treaties Indonesia has ratified and has the obligation to implement to ensure protection of these rights in Indonesia.

Human Rights Committee considers Initial report of Indonesia (16 Jul 2013)
ohchr - The Human Rights Committee this afternoon concluded its consideration of the initial report of Indonesia on its implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

MSG makes positive statements for West Papua (15 Jul 2013)
Free West Papua Campaign - Following a strong campaign by the West Papuan National Coalition for Liberation and the government of Vanuatu for West Papua to be given member status in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), it was disappointing that this week’s meeting postponed any such decision to the future.

Protest and memorial for the Biak massacre (15 Jul 2013)
Free West Papua Campaign - Yesterday the Free West Papua Campaign held a day of action and remembrance in commemoration of the tragic events of 6th July 1998, where on the island of Biak, West Papua, over 200 innocent West Papuan people were brutally killed by the Indonesian military just for raising their national flag atop the water tower in their town.

A Human Rights Tragedy 15 years ago is still Ignored by the Indonesian State (14 Jul 2013)
JUBI - KontraS Papua, Bersatu untuk Kebenaran (BUK) and Elsham have issued a joint statement saying that the Indonesian State has shown no interest in the Tragic Bloody Incident which occurred in Biak fifteen years ago, on 6 July 1998.