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Joint Statement to the UN Human Rights Council regarding ongoing Violence in Papua and the Need for Dialogue (12 Mar 2013)
Oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council – 22nd Session, 25 February – 22 March 2013, Agenda Item 4 - This is a joint statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / World Council of Churches ( CCIA/WCC), Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Franciscans International (FI), the International Coalition for Papua (ICP), Survival International (SI), United Evangelical Mission (UEM), Vivat International (VI), and the West Papua Netzwerk (WPN).

Police officers tortured a priest in Paniai, Papua, and required a bribe for his release (11 Mar 2013)
AHRC - The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the torture of a priest in Pania, Papua, which took place on 2 March 2013. The priest was arrested and beaten by five police officers after randomly shouted in front of a police station. As a result, the priest was injured but the police have failed to provide any medical assistance to him. Instead, they demanded the priest's family to give them some money for his release.

Indonesia police accused of torturing three Papuans (11 Mar 2013)
rnzi - Indonesian police have been accused of torturing three civilians in Lanny Jaya Regency of Papua province. Suara Papua reports that the three Papuans, who are members of the Baptist Church in Pirime, were arrested after returning from a trip to Sinak.

Quo vadis the peace dialogue for Papua? (10 Mar 2013)
Jakarta Post - Over a year ago, in February 2012, we were moved by the willingness of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to engage in dialogue with Papuans. He expressed his commitment publicly during his audience with Papuan church leaders. After 12 months, however, we have not seen much progress in honoring his promise.

West Papua Report March 2013 (10 Mar 2013)
WPAT / ETAN - This is the 107th in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This series is produced by the non-profit West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments, and analysis and reporting from sources within West Papua. This report is co-published by the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN).