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Three years on, Papuans win the right to a life (2 Jun 2009)
For the past 4 ½ years, life in Australia for West Papuan asylum seeker Izack Marani has meant constant worry that the Australian Government might give in to Indonesian demands and return him to West Papua.

Jane's Intelligence Review: West Papua (2 Jun 2009)
Key Points: *The resource-rich Indonesian province of Papua experienced a rise in violent incidents in the run-up to the country's 9 April parliamentary elections. *A mixture of pro-independence sentiments and localised grievances are likely to be behind the violence. *Although this is currently only a limited threat to foreign corporations, a forceful crackdown from the security forces could further aggravate separatist tendencies. *Increasing local dissatisfaction is boosting support for the region's weak and fragmented separatist movements. /Fabio Scarpello/ examines risks to resource extraction in the region.

British government to "register their concerns" over ICRC explusion from West Papua (2 Jun 2009)
British parliament raises concerns for human rights situation in Papua in general and clarification on the expulsion from ICRC from Papua to the British minister of State for Foreign and Common Wealth Affairs. Questions were raised just before the meeting in Strassbourg of the Council of Europe the 18th of may 2009.

Most complaints filed with Constitutional Court regarding the elections are from Papua (1 Jun 2009)
Cenderawasih Pos - A member of the Elections Supervisory Commission (Panwaslu) has said that most complaints filed with the Constitutional Court regarding the legislative elections in April have come from Papua.

Many domestic violence cases fail to proceed after being withdrawn by the women complainants (1 Jun 2009)
Cenderawasih Pos - The police in Manokwari say that they have received a number of complaints of domestic violence but before they were able to go ahead with the cases, the complaints were withdrawn by the women in question.