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Letter of allegations sent on 8 April 2008 (18 Jun 2009)
The Special Rapporteur sent a letter of allegations in relation to the alleged arrest and detention of nine activists from Papua, for displaying the Papua Morning Star flag.

Rich Countries' Weak Commitment Threatening Copenhagen Protocol (17 Jun 2009)
Jakarta Globe - Climate change negotiations are skating on thin ice because of the lack of commitment from developed countries on deeper emissions cuts, a senior Indonesian official said on Wednesday.

Groups Praise U.S. House of Representatives for Highlighting West Papua in Proposed Legislation (15 Jun 2009)
The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) and West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) praised the U.S. House of Representatives for making a serious legislative statement about the conditions of the people of West Papua.

Rights Group Irked Over Ministry's Lack of Probe (12 Jun 2009)
Jakarta Globe - US-based Human Rights Watch expressed outrage on Friday over the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights' decision not to investigate the alleged torture of prisoners at a state penitentiary in Abepura, Papua.

Shedding a tortuous legacy (12 Jun 2009)
The Jakarta Post - To get clean water, move to another cell and pay up. To get your wife to visit, pay to use the front room. To get a permit to boil water and light a match, pay again.