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Release demanded peaceful demonstrators in Papua (24 Jul 2008)
The Indonesian government should immediately release more than a dozen Papuans detained for raising the Papuan "Morning Star" flag in Fakfak, a major city in western Papua, Human Rights Watch said today.

Papua wins gold medal in choir Olympiad (22 Jul 2008)
Papua recorded a historical performance in an international event Sunday when its choir Wakhum Bhim won a gold medal at the world choir Olympiad in Graz, Austria.

Indonesia to apologise for PNG border incursions (21 Jul 2008)
The Indonesian Government has reportedly agreed to make an official apology to Papua New Guinea for a least a dozen border incursions in the past three months.

Papua Police on alert for secessionists (21 Jul 2008)
The supporters of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) who were arrested for raising their flag might be charged with insurgency, which carries a maximum 20-year jail sentence.

FLAG RAISERS BEATEN & CHARGED WITH SUBVERSION (21 Jul 2008)
Reports from Fakfakstate that 6 West Papuans involved in a flag raising ceremony, with the banned Morning Star flag, on early Saturday morning, will be charged under the Indonesian Criminal code for crime of 'subversion'.