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Amnesty International 'Indonesia: Investigate excessive use of force against peaceful Papuan demonstrators (3 Feb 2009)
Amnesty International urges the Indonesian authorities to conduct an impartial investigation into reports of police using excessive force to disperse a peaceful demonstration in Nabire, Papua province. On 27 January 2009, the "Coalition of People who care about the election of the Head of Region" (Koalisi Masyarakat Peduli Pemilihan Kepala Daerah), organized a peaceful demonstration to call for local elections to be held after several delays. The demonstration of about 100 people was conducted in front of the General Election Commission's building in Nabire.

Human Rights Report (2 Feb 2009)
Indonesian Security Forces attack Human Rights Defender and pro democracy demonstrators in Nabire, West Papua

Human Rights Defender Sabar Olif acquitted (29 Jan 2009)
29 of January human rights lawyer Sabar Olif Iwanggin was acquitted in the court case running against him. Mr. Iwanggin stood trial at Jayapura State Court since 7 January 2008 and was charged for forwarding a short-message-services (sms) defaming the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY).

Papuan court clears human rights defender of all charges (29 Jan 2009)
Amnesty International welcomes the decision today by the Jayapura District Court to clear human rights lawyer Iwanggin Sabar Olif alias Sabar of all the charges brought against him.

Buchtar Tabuni case passed on to Public Prosecutor's Office (29 Jan 2009)
Cenderawasih Post - The case of Buchtar Tabuni was today handed on to the Public Prosecutors' Office in Jayapura by the police which means that he is likely to be formally charged in the near future.