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Nine Papuans charged with rebellion (17 Mar 2008)
Jayapura -- It appears that the police will show not tolerance to those who unfurled the Morning Star flag during a demonstration on grounds of the Manokwari Regional House of Representatives on Thursday March 13. The evidence, nine out of the 12 demonstrators arrested earlier by police are to be charged with rebellion.

UN Human Rights Council to Put Indonesia Under Microscope (15 Mar 2008)
The United Nations Human Rights Council will review the protection of human rights in Indonesia next month, as part of the council's first-ever Universal Periodic Review, Foreign Ministry spokesman Kristiarto Soeryo Legowo said Friday.

11 arrested for raising banned Papuan flag (13 Mar 2008)
Indonesian police have arrested 11 people in Papua for raising the Morning Star flag. Police broke up a rally in the west of the province when demonstrators held the banned flag aloft and called for a referendum on Papua's future.

Care needed to resolve Papua's weak governance (12 Mar 2008)
No significant progress has eventuated in Papua as far as sociocultural, political and economic dimensions are concerned.

Oral intervention INFID (12 Mar 2008)
We strongly support Ms. Jilani’s conclusion on her mission report to Indonesia that despite visible progress in the country’s democratic development, human rights defenders continue to experience serious constraints in conducting their activities.