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Govt may free political prisoners in Papua (16 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Justice and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar said Sunday he planned to release a number of Papuan political activists jailed for campaigning for separation from Indonesia.

Papuan separatist leader becomes RI citizen (16 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A leader of the Free Papua movement, Nicolas Jouwe, has become an Indonesian citizen after living in exile in the Netherlands for 50 years.

Resource-rich West Papua, but who benefits? (14 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Indonesia is these days praised as a success story among the countries of Southeast Asia, with growth figures that compare favorably with its neighbors and an absence of conflict. It is also the largest country in the region which enjoys an abundance of natural resources that have lured foreign companies to its shores. However, the situation in its most easterly region, West Papua, is far from satisfactory and rarely draws international attention except when shooting incidents take the lives of foreigners employed by a mining company which is recognized as being Jakarta’s largest taxpayer.

Legislator raises concern about mining workers’ safety (12 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A legislator has raised concern over pressure experienced by workers worried about their safety following a series of shootings around PT Freeport Indonesia’s mining site in the resource-rich Papua province.

Unicef Finances Papua's Clean Water Systems (5 May 2010)
VIVAnews - "Unicef is committed to assisting the people in the villages and districts". UNICEF allocates fund of Rp 2.7 billion to help Papua Province in Indonesia develop clean water systems in a number of regencies and municipalities.