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Another pro-independence activist killed in custody -- police fabricate a story to justify the killing (21 Dec 2012)
AHRC - The AHRC has received information from a local activist that Simeon Daby, Chairman of West Papua National Committee’s (Komite Nasional Papua Barat, KNPB) branch in Wamena, Meki Kogoya and Wene Helakombo were arrested by the police on 15 December 2012. Simeon, Meki and Wene are members of the KNPB listed as suspects in the bombing of the Jayawijaya District Legislative Office and the attack on the Pirime sub-district police station.

ELSHAM reveals that acts of violence have increased in West Papua (20 Dec 2012)
Bintang Papua - The human rights organisation ELSHAM believes that the level of violence and conflict in West Papua has increased significantly since August last year. It reports a number of incidents when many lives were lost but the government. did not do anything in response.

West Papua back to being a Zone of Military Operations (19 Dec 2012)
Tabloid Jubi - Press Release from Elsham Papua - There was a significant increase in the intensity of the conflicts and violence in Papua between August 2011 and December 2012. ELSHAM Papua reported on several incidents that had resulted in serious casualties and although the growing severity of the incidents was disturbing, these did not prompt the Government to react.

Police kill two activists in West Papua (18 Dec 2012)
smh - Police have shot dead two West Papuan activists and burnt down a house in the provincial city of Wamena which was used as the ''Tribal Council'' office for community meetings.

Densus 88 shoot and arrest KNPB leaders near Wamena as tensions rise (17 Dec 2012)
West Papua Media Alerts - A West Papua National Committee (KNPB) activist has been killed, and a farmer has died from his wounds in hospital, after being shot by members of the Australian-trained anti-terror unit Detachment 88 outside Wamena on December 16, following raids that arrested at least six activists on Sunday morning, according to multiple sources.