Police give three-week ultimatum for return of weapons seized on 7 January in Puncak Jaya (13 Jan 2009)
Cenderawasih Pos - The authorities in West Papua are making strenuous efforts to persuade a group of Papuans who launched a raid on a police post in Tingginambuh to return the weapons along with ammunition which they seized during the raid. Tingginambuh is located Poncak Jaya, in the Central Highlands.

Papua high court comes down hard on separatist flag hoisters (9 Jan 2009)
The Jakarta Post - The Jayapura High Court in Papua has handed down given harsher penalties, 3.5-year jail terms, to 12 separatist flag hoisters, has reported.

Papua gets Rp 19t from central govt (9 Jan 2009)
The Archipelago - The Papua provincial administration received Rp 19 trillion (US$1.72 billion) in development funds from the central government, to be disbursed to the provincial and regional administrations.

Verdicts Upheld for Morning Star Raisers (9 Jan 2009)
Jakarta Globe, Putri Prameshwari - The Jayapura High Court has upheld the guilty verdict against 11 Papuan activists convicted of violating a government regulation banning the display of "separatist flags," their lawyer said on Friday.

Indonesia jails 11 Papuans over flag (9 Jan 2009)
AFP - A court in Indonesia's remote Papua region has jailed 11 activists for subversion after they raised the region's banned independence flag. Prominent activist Jack Wanggai was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison and 10 others were given three years over peaceful protests in March 2007, said lawyer Yan Christian Warinussy.