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Papua Rebel Group Founder Back in Indonesia (12 Jan 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Free Papua Organization (OPM) rebel group founder Nicholas Jouwe arrived in Jakarta on Tuesday and vowed to spend the rest of his life in the country.

Listening to Papuan voices (11 Jan 2010)
In November 2000, the Dutch Foreign Minister Josias van Aartsen commissioned the Institute of Netherlands History (ING) to write a study on West New Guinea leading up to and including the Act of Free Choice of 1969.

Indonesia: Military Business Reforms ‘Totally Inadequate’ (11 Jan 2010)
The Indonesian government's new regulations on military-owned or controlled businesses fail to dismantle the armed forces' damaging and dangerous business empire, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These businesses have long been implicated in human rights abuses, crime and corruption, and also hinder military accountability and undermine civilian rule.

Aceh serves as model for Papua (8 Jan 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Papuans can learn Aceh’s transition to democracy, which has been far more successful than Papua, an activist from South Papua’s Association of Pegunungan Tengah Students (IPMPT) says.

West Papua Report January 2010 (7 Jan 2010)
* Extra-judical Killing of Papuan Patriot Kelly Kwalik * Former President Abdurahman Wahid, A Friend of Papuans, Couped by The Military, Dies * U.S. State Department Distorts West Papua's History * Jakarta's "Autonomy" Policies for West Papua Jeopardizes Papuan Forests * The Indonesian Government Fails to Protect Papuan Women's Rights * West Papua Suffers Highest Rate of HIV/AIDS