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Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) calls for dialogue on Papua question (24 Jun 2010)
Christian Solidarity Worldwide - Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for the establishment of a locally-led, internationally-mediated dialogue process to address grave political, social, humanitarian and human rights concerns in West Papua, Indonesia.

Papua's separatist fires burn bright (24 Jun 2010)
Asia Times - Shootings, protests and violent attacks are on the rise in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, home to a low-level separatist struggle and the operations of US mining giant Freeport McMoRan.

Indonesia peaceful protesters face torture-report / Political prisoners an 'ugly stain' on Indonesia: HRW (23 Jun 2010)
Reuters / AFP - Indonesian jails hold at least 100 political prisoners from the Papua and Moluccas regions, including some who were tortured, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Wednesday. The detention of scores of political prisoners often in abusive and inhumane conditions is an "ugly stain" on Indonesian democracy, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday.

Census Takers Note New Papua Tribe (23 Jun 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The national census continues to reveal surprises, as the Papua Statistics Agency said on Wednesday that it had uncovered a tribe previously known only to missionaries, as well as several people claiming to be centenarians.

Release Political Prisoners in Papua, Maluku, Govt Urged (23 Jun 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The government must release 100 political prisoners in Papua and Maluku if it is to make any headway in its upcoming human-rights dialogue with the European Union, says a leading rights group.