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Gus Dur and peace for Papua (4 Jan 2010)
Kompas - B Josie Susilo Hardianto -- Anton Sumer sat stunned in front of the television. The news reports about the death of former Indonesian President Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid grabbed his entire attention.

Jakarta-Papua talk still possible (2 Jan 2010)
Despite the killing of Kelly Kwalik by Indonesian Mobile Brigade Police on Dec.16, 2009, at Timika, the capital of Mimika regeny, Papua, the Indonesian government under the leadership of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the Pa-puans have not yet shut down the window for dialogue.

Indonesia’s claim to sovereignty over West Papua rests upon an unsound legal basis (26 Dec 2009)
Inside Indonesia - Between 14 July and 2 August 1969, the Indonesian government held what it called the ‘Act of Free Choice’ in West Papua. It gathered 1022 Papuan tribal representatives into eight locations – one for each region of West Papua: Merauke, Jayawijaya, Paniai, Fak-Fak, Sorong, Manokwari, Cenderawasih and Jayapura.

Hundreds gather for rebel's funeral in Papua (21 Dec 2009)
Some 600 people attended the funeral of slain Papuan rebel leader Kelly Kwalik on Monday, as anti-Indonesian sentiment ran high in the restive province following days of protests.<br />

The year of human rights paradox for Indonesia (21 Dec 2009)
The Jakarta Post - Final days of each year are always the best opportunity to reflect on what happened during the year in order to predict or project the future.