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Father Worries for His Now Partially Blind Son, A Victim of Violence and Abuse in a Papuan Prison (11 Jun 2009)
The Jakarta Globe - Two traumatic events have haunted 50-year-old Petrus Pakage for the past three years - the day his son Ferdinand was arrested for a murder he said he did not commit, and the day his son lost sight in his right eye, after allegedly having been physically abused by prison guards in Abepura, Papua, last September.

Wife of Man Killed by Police Seeks Komnas HAM Help (11 Jun 2009)
The Jakarta Globe - A mother of three on Wednesday sought justice before the National Commission on Human Rights for the fatal shooting of her husband by the police last month.

Papua development funds better managed by locals (11 Jun 2009)
Through Law Number 21/2001, we, as a nation, have committed ourselves to giving a chance to Papuans to catch up with other regions in Indonesia, by awarding it special autonomy status (Otsus) and by providing it with a special allocation of funds for twenty years.

Freeport Shareholders Rejects Director Proposal (11 Jun 2009)
The Arizona Republic - A shareholder proposal requiring Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.'s board of directors to contain at least one member with experience in environmental matters failed Thursday at the mining company's annual meeting.

Investigations Still On-going (11 Jun 2009)
Cenderawasih Pos - Jayapura: The police in Papua are still investigating the killing of Opinus Tabuni, who was shot dead during an event to celebrate World Indigenous People's Day on 9 August last year.