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Urge Indonesian Authorities to Ensure Albert Rumbekwan's Safety (8 Aug 2007)
"What else do you Papuan separatists want, all that's left is to wait like your leader Munir . . . You better get to know God quickly. . ." – Text message sent July 31, 2007 Three days after meeting with a U.N. envoy, the representative of the National Human Rights Commission in the troubled Indonesian province of Papua received a message on his cell phone. The June 11 message threatened Albert Rumbekwan and his children with death, accusing him of using human rights to hurt Papua.

Papua lawmaker: autonomy to fail without mediation (7 Aug 2007)
Reuters, Rob Taylor - Indonesia's military continues to crack down on Papua and an autonomy deal for the restive province will fail without international mediation, a senior Papuan lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Don't forget Papua: Melbourne bishop (6 Aug 2007)
CathNews - A Melbourne bishop well known for his support for Timorese people, Bishop Hilton Deakin, is calling on Australians to remember the role played by Papuans in assisting Australia during World War II and has urged Australia to resist human rights abuses in the region.

The West Papua Report - August 2007 (3 Aug 2007)
This is the 39th in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This reporting series is produced by the West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments and analysis and reporting from sources within West Papua.

Urent Action: Fear for safety Albert Rumbakwan (3 Aug 2007)
Prominent human rights defender Albert Rumbakwan has received death threats, and has been followed and kept under surveillance. Amnesty International believes his life could be in danger.