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European, U.S. institutions push copper mine giant Freeport-McMoRan on board post (13 May 2009)
Responsible-investor - A coalition of some of the world's biggest pension fund investors from Europe and the U.S. is campaigning to persuade shareholders in Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., the U.S.-listed copper producer - the largest in the world - that the company should clean up its controversial pollution record by appointing an environmental expert to its board.

The mysterious death of Agus Rewang (11 May 2009)
GKI - Another death has occurred, this time in the municipality of Jayapura, when Agus Demianus Rewang, 45, died after being held in custody for five days by the police in the district of Muara Tami.

The Evangelical Church of the Land of Papua (11 May 2009)
GKI - On 6

Trial of Buchtar Tabuni continues (7 May 2009)
Papua Pos - A hearing in the trial of Buchtar Tabuni which was held on 6

West Papua Report (6 May 2009)
A WPAT member spoke before a U.S. Congressional panel about threats to the environment and to human rights in West Papua. U.S.-based human rights groups ETAN and WPAT urged the U.S. Government to move beyond the failed formula of "special autonomy" to address the growing human rights crisis in West Papua. Their appeal came in response to Secretary of State Clinton's call at a Congressional hearing for a "degree of autonomy" for Papuans. April saw a marked increase in violence and repressive action by security forces in West Papua. The report offers a brief chronology of the violence. Several U.S. human rights organizations signed a public letter to leading U.S. legislators urging an investigation of the violence and U.S. support for an internationally facilitated dialogue on West Papua. That call echoed a similar appeal for an investigation of the violence by Papuan church and civil society leaders. The Indonesian government has expelled the International Committee of The Red Cross (ICRC) from West Papua. The expulsion came following an ICRC visit to Papuan political prisoners, though the Indonesian Foreign Ministry maintained that was not the reason for the expulsion.