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Stop branding us as subversives, say Papuans (26 Feb 2009)
Around two hundred people in Manokwari took to the streets in the city of Manokwari holding aloft banners demanding that indigenous Papuans should stop being branded with the label 'makar' (subversive) every time they take action to express their aspirations.

Post card action: The West Papua Network demands respect for human rights in Papua (24 Feb 2009)
Through a post card action, the German West Papua Network calls upon the Indonesian president to make sure that Indonesia respects its international human rights obligations in Papua. The occasion for this action are tidings of extra judicial killings that we received at the turn of the year.

DAP Manokwari chairman and youth leader summoned for subversion (24 Feb 2009)
Report from LP3BH, Manokwari received on 24 February 2009 On Friday 20 February, the police in Manokwri summoned the chairman of the Manokwari Dewan Adat (Traditional Council) Barnabar Mandacan, and the chairman of the Papuan Youth National Committee John Warijo to appear as defendants on charges of subversion (makar) in connection with their efforts to separate a part or the whole of State Territory and place it under the authority of a foreign power or for the purpose of separating the said region, having pursued this in public, orally and in writing, inciting others to engage in unlawful acts by means of violence or inciting persons to act against the law, on 1 December 2008 from 10am until 5.00pm in Borarsi Square Manokwari.

Old attitudes still rule Indonesia-Australia ties (23 Feb 2009)
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Development and reconciliation: G�nter Nooke in In (23 Feb 2009)
G�nter Nooke, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, visited Indonesia and Timor-Leste from 9 to 20 February 2009.