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Flag raising 'not act of separatism' (19 Sep 2008)
The raising of a Bintang Kejora (Morning Star) flag by Papuans should be considered an attempt to seek attention rather than an act of separatism, Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono said in Jakarta on Thursday.

Suspected bomb threat at Freeport proves empty (19 Sep 2008)
In a bid to prevent further bombings at copper and gold miner PT Freeport Indonesia, Papua Police on Wednesday disposed of bags suspected to contain explosives near Freeport's power plant and water facilities.

RELEASE SABAR OLIF IWANGGIN, VICTIM OF UNLAWFUL ARREST BY POLICE (18 Sep 2008)
The law enforcement authorities in the 'terror SMS' case against Sabar Olif Iwanggin have been responsible for a number of irregularities, signifying that they have acted on the principle 'arrest him first, then get him to confess by whatever means necessary'.

Indonesia's Papuans march for independence (17 Sep 2008)
About 1,000 people marched through the capital of Indonesia's eastern province of Papua on Wednesday to demand a referendum on Papuan independence, a Reuters witness said.

Banned separatist flag raised near Papua blast site: state media (17 Sep 2008)
Protesters in Indonesia's remote Papua region raised a banned separatist flag on Wednesday, state media reported, days after a series of explosions near the facilities of US mining giant Freeport.