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Why Papuan leaders went to the US Congress? (7 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - On Sept. 22, 2010, the US Congress Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the global environment held a public hearing on the issue of human rights abuse in Papua. It invited key witnesses from Papua, the US and the Netherlands. This marked an historical event that allowed Papuan representatives to officially express their concerns before the house of representatives of a foreign country.

Bid to Have Indonesian President Arrested Fails (6 Oct 2010)
Associated Press - Dutch court Wednesday rejected a separatist group's bid to have Indonesia's president arrested for alleged human rights violations during a state visit to the Netherlands. The Hague District Court decision means the Dutch government will not be ordered to arrest Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono if he flies to the Netherlands.

West Papua - Indonesia Flood Death Toll Rises to 86: Official (6 Oct 2010)
Jakarta Globe - Teluk Wondama, West Papua. The death toll from flash floods in a remote region of eastern Indonesia has risen to at least 86 with dozens of people still missing, an official said on Wednesday.

West Papua diocese aids disaster victims (6 Oct 2010)
UCANews - Manokwari-Sorong diocese in the predominantly Protestant province of West Papua in eastern indonesia has distributed aid to survivors of floods and mudslides that killed 64 people and left hundreds of casualties.

Clinton's empty words (6 Oct 2010)
Allvoices.com - US Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton has expressed sympathy and condolences over the destruction and loss of life caused by landslides in West Papua; but not the suspension of human rights in West Papua since 1962 at the request of the United States.