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Iwanggin Sabar Olif will be trialed (20 Dec 2007)
The Papuan lawyers assistant Iwanggin Sabar Olif will be trialed for a short-message-service he forwarded. On 12 December 2007 his case was handed over from the police to the chief public prosecutors office in Jayapura and Iwanggin Sabar Olif transferred to Abepura prison.

Papua Human Rights (18 Dec 2007)
The Papuan lawyers assistant Iwanggin Sabar Olif will be trialed for a short-message-service he forwarded. On 12 December 2007 his case was handed over from the police to the chief public prosecutors office in Jayapura and Iwanggin Sabar Olif transferred to Abepura prison.

Film exposes Papua's deforestation (15 Dec 2007)
The Jakarta Post - Papua holds one of the largest areas of forest in the Asia Pacific region. It is also both a home and the grounds for a livelihood for some of the world's most culturally diverse indigenous peoples. Yet Papua's forest and people have been facing severe threats from exploitative and unsustainable legal and illegal logging and there are plans for millions of hectares oil palm plantations.

Is Palm oil fuelling the demise of Indonesia's indigenious peoples? (14 Dec 2007)
As the 2007 UN Conference on Climate Change convenes in Bali to discuss global warming and deforestation among other issues, millions of hectares of forest are being cleared to make way for oil palm plantations across Indonesia; plantations that are systematically destroying the country’s rainforests and jeopardising the very existence of millions of indigenous people who rely on them.

The Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) (12 Dec 2007)
Joe Collins of the Australia West Papua Association said "we congratulate Prime Minister Rudd on ratifying the Kyoto Protocol. However, if he is serious about the environment and climate change he should raise the issue of the Indonesian military's involvement in illegal logging and forest destruction in West Papua with the Indonesian President".