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West Papua Report February 2010 (1 Feb 2010)
West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) - * Papuans Rally in Support of Referendum and International Support Groups; *Illegal Logging Remains A Key Source of Funds for The Indonesian Military; *New Armed Attack on Freeport Personnel; *Indonesian activists: "Human rights protection in Papua declined in 2009"; *Human Right Watch Report Describes Rights Abuses in West Papua; *Kopassus Officer Named to Head Military in West Papua; *Kwalik Replacement Pledges Continued Pursuit of Peace Initiative; *Police Honored for Killing Kwalik; *Indonesian Government Plans More Book Bans; *The Indonesian Government "Food Estate" Plan to Expropriate Papuan Lands.

Papuans rally to gain international support (28 Jan 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Around 1,500 Papuans in Mimika staged a rally Wednesday to support the registration of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua and the International Lawyers for West Papua at the European Union in Brussels the same day.

Papua : Reflections on 2009 and Projections for 2010, Support for Human Rights in Papua falls drastically (27 Jan 2010)
KontraS - The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) together with the National Human Rights Commission - Papua Representative believe that there has been a drastic downturn in the human rights situation in Papua. The state still ignores the protection of equality of citizens, respect for human dignity and the supremacy of law in Papua. The result is that prosperity and justice are increasingly remote for Papuans.

Upcoming event: Oxford Symposium on Justice and Self-determination in West Papua (27 Jan 2010)
University of Oxford - Oxford Symposium on Justice and Self-Determination in West Papua. Saturday, 6 February - 9am-6pm. Lecture Theatre, Social Science Building, Manor Road, University of Oxford.

Gunmen fire on Papua mine employees, nine wounded (24 Jan 2010)
Reuters - Unidentified gunmen fired at two vehicles carrying employees of U.S. miner Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Inc (FCX.N) in Indonesia's Papua province on Sunday, wounding nine people, a company official said.