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Protesters, Supporters Greet OPM Founder (23 Mar 2009)
The Jakarta Post - Welcome back!: Free Papua Organization co-founder Nicholas Jouwe (second left) is welcome by Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu.

Military Denies Freeport Payments (23 Mar 2009)
Jakarta Globe - The military on Monday denied a report that it had received illegal protection payments from US mining giant Freeport McMoran in Papua Province, saying that it was no longer in charge of security in the area.

Shift to dialogue on West Papua (23 Mar 2009)
A CO-FOUNDER of the outlawed West Papuan independence movement, Nicolaas Jouwe, has returned to his homeland after more than 45 years in exile, calling for a new dialogue to resolve the separatist conflict in the resource-rich area.

Cepos: TNI to strengthen positions in troublesome parts of Papua (23 Mar 2009)
Cenderawasih Pos - According to an announcement from the headquarters of the TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces) in Jakarta, the army is strengthening security posts in Papua, especially in trouble spots (rawan) such as Tingginambut in Puncak Jaya, in order to increase the level of readiness, bearing in mind, according to the army, that the OPM is still involved in guerilla activities.

US mining giant still paying Indonesia military (22 Mar 2009)
JAKARTA, (AFP) -- US-based mining giant Freeport McMoRan is paying Indonesian troops to protect a large gold and copper mine in Papua, despite regulations requiring the military to hand over to police.