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West Papua Report September (2 Sep 2009)
WPAT- There were Indonesian security force attacks on Papuan civilians in August with reports of continuing assaults in Puncak Jaya and a new report from Yapen island where security forces terrorized villagers following security force murder of a tribal leader and former political prisoner.

Nothing special about Papuan 'autonomy' (31 Aug 2009)
The Jakarta Post- Eight years after the introduction of "special autonomy" scheme developed by the central government for Papua and West Papua, major problems remain, with much of the regions population yet to see intended improvements to their social welfare, a discussion concluded recently.

600 Army Officers Deployed to Guard Papua Freeport (31 Aug 2009)
Jakarta Globe- The road to Freeport's Timika mine has become hazardous. At least 600 army officers will help secure the working areas of the PT Freeport Indonesia mine in Timika, Papua, starting on September 2, following a number of armed attacks on the site.

'Precarious' Papua Needs Government Focus (31 Aug 2009)
Antara- The man who led President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's campaign team in Papua for the July presidential election urged the government on Sunday to pay more attention to the province, where he said conditions were becoming "more and more precarious."

Reflecting on the Act of Free Choice and the integration of West Papua into Indonesia (30 Aug 2009)
East Timor celebrated a decade since the United Nations vote which gave it independence from Indonesia. This year, too, many West Papuans have been remembering a UN sponsored vote, but many of them have been mourning how it denied them their independence.