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Papuan separatist leader arrested (21 Oct 2008)
The Jakarta Post - Police on Monday arrested separatist leader Buchtar Tabuni as he was about to attend a massive rally in Jayapura, Papua, to show support for the newly created international parliamentarian caucus for West Papua in London.

Asylum Seekers Wanted Uni Education in Australia (20 Oct 2008)
AAP - Two Papuan asylum seekers today said they travelled to Australia seeking a university education, rather than asylum for human rights abuses.

Police detain 10 Papua activists (20 Oct 2008)
The Jakarta Post - The Jayapura City Police detained 10 activists in Papua for forcefully entering the local legislative council during a rally Monday.

Indonesian police detain 15 over independence rally (20 Oct 2008)
Reuters - Indonesian police detained at least 15 people and stopped over 2,000 people from participating in a planned independence rally in resource-rich Papua province on Monday, a Reuters witness said.

Papua's Art Rebuilds Lost Traditions (18 Oct 2008)
The Jakarta Post - Blue-throated cassowaries stride through emerald jungles, wallabies shuffle through leaf litter and birds of paradise call out across an ancient forest canopy and black rivers that slither their way to the sea -this is the Papua of the imagination.