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TAPOL Urgent Action: Fears for Papuan activists (16 Oct 2012)
TAPOL and West Papua Media Alerts - Papuan political activists and human rights defenders are living in increasing fear as a result of an intensifying crackdown by Indonesian police, military and intelligence officers against activists, particularly members of the non-violent West Papua National Committee, KNPB. There are concerns that further acts of terror, intimidation, arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings against activists are imminent.

No free access to Papua for foreign journalists (16 Oct 2012)
rnzi - Indonesia rebuffs UNHCR requests on Papua and cannot allow foreign journalists free access to Papua and West Papua provinces.

First anniversary of Third Papuan Congress to be celebrated (15 Oct 2012)
Bintang Papua and West Papua Media Alerts - Jayapura: A group called the Federated State of West Papua, known by its Indonesian initials as the NFRPB plans to mark the first anniversary of the Third Papua Conference on 19 October held last year. It was at the third conference that the Papuan people declared the restoration of their independence.

Statements from Indon parliamentarians on Papua should greatly concern Australian Govt, international community (5 Oct 2012)
AWPA - Statements coming out of the Indonesian House of Representatives should be of great concern to the Australian Government and the international community . Joe Collins of AWPA said that statements reported in an article in the Jakarta Globe “House bangs drum of war in Papua” , must create fear in the West Papuan people who have already suffered so much from Indonesian military operations. Statements from the deputy chairman of Commission 1, Tubagus Hasanuddin such as “To keep Papua integrated with the country we must encourage the TNI to do what they have to do in Papua” And ” that the House was yet to give political support for any TNI offensive against the separatist movement in Papua, but it would not hesitate to back it if the occasion demanded”.

West Papua Report - October 2012 (4 Oct 2012)
WPAT / ETAN - This is the 101st in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This series is produced by the non-profit West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments, and analysis and reporting from sources within West Papua.