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The murder of Abraham Marweri (16 Jan 2009)
On 1 January 2009, the blood-soaked body of Abraham Marweri, 29 years, of kampung Doyo Lama, District of Waibu, Sentani was discovered by the roadside leading to the District of Genyem.

Indonesia (16 Jan 2009)
Human Rights Watch - Indonesia saw little human rights progress in 2008. Basic freedoms in the country expanded dramatically following the resignation of President Suharto in 1998, transforming Indonesia from an authoritarian state to a vibrant if chaotic democracy.

The torture of Erikson Salomo Makmaker (16 Jan 2009)
On 13 November 2008, members of Company C, TNI (Indonesian Army), District of Biak Numfor tortured Erikson Salomo Makmaker, a secondary school pupil at SMK, Bosnik, East Biak. He was chained and thrown into a sack after being beaten with a wooden club. When he was let out of the sack, he was covered in blood.

Indonesia: Release Papuan flag raisers (14 Jan 2009)
Amnesty International called today for the immediate and unconditional release of 11 Papuan protestors facing three years or more in prison merely because they displayed a banned flag.

INDONESIA: Human rights in 2009: Year of forced choice (13 Jan 2009)
Kontras / Jakarta Post - 2009 will be the year of politics -- electoral politics to be precise. Thus, when one attempts to speculate on the human rights situation next year, the result will probably take a very political slant. Human rights will be positioned against the backdrop of a turbulent political struggle for legislative and executive power, the result of which will determine the future direction of the protection of human rights.