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No mass killings can ever be justified (3 Oct 2012)
AHRC - The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is disturbed with the recent rejection of the Indonesian government to the findings by the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) claiming the 1965 massacre constituted a gross human rights violation. As reported by national media, the Coordinator Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto insisted that the mass killing was justified as it was aimed at saving the country from communism. The Minister further claimed that Indonesia "would not be what it is today if it did not happen".

Police shoot an unarmed civilian and spread a false report on the incident in Nabire, Papua (3 Oct 2012)
AHRC - The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the shooting of a civilian on 24 September, 2012 by the police in Nabire, Papua. The police shot the unarmed civilian in the right thigh after the latter blocked the road connecting Nabire and Pedalaman. The police later brought the victim to the hospital before taking him to the Nabire Police Station for questioning. The police have now spread false news that was crossfire taking place and that the shooting was unavoidable.

Rights Group Doubts KNPB Connection in Alleged Papua Bomb Plot (1 Oct 2012)
Jakarta Globe - In connection with an alleged bomb plot the Papua Police arrested seven members of the pro-independence West Papua National Committee (KNPB) on Saturday.

Wamena arrests as Australian-funded anti-terror troops conduct raid amid increasing repression on KNPB political activists (30 Sep 2012)
West Papua Media Alerts - Troops from the Indonesian army (TNI) and Australian-trained Detachment 88 counter-terror unit conducted a major raid on Saturday against activists from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Wamena, according to several credible sources in the West Papuan highland town.

Activists threatened with twenty years jail for organising a nonviolent march about media freedom in West Papua (28 Sep 2012)
West Papua Media Alerts - Two West Papuan activists currently in police detention in Yapen Island in West Papua are being threatened with twenty years jail by the Indonesian police for organising a nonviolent march in support of the United Nations International Day of Indigenous People which this year celebrated the role of indigenous media.