Indonesian Police vows to look into reported Papua abuses (7 Jul 2007)
The Jakarta Post - The police said Friday they would look into allegations of abuse contained in a Human Rights Watch report released the previous day, and respond appropriately if the allegations were found to be true. National Police chief Gen. Sutanto, speaking at police headquarters in Jakarta, said the police would take action in response to the report that accused police officers in Papua of raping, killing and beating unarmed civilians.

Papuan movement 'part of democracy' (6 Jul 2007)
The Jakarta Post - Visiting U.S. Congressman Eni Faleomavaega asked the Indonesian government Thursday not to take harsh measures against the Free Papua Movement (OPM), insisting it does not pose a threat to the country's integrity. Speaking after a meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Presidential Office in Central Jakarta on Thursday, Faleomavaega, a Democratic congressman from American Samoa, said governments that uphold the principals of democracy, such as in Indonesia, should respect differences of opinion.

Police unit accused of Papua abuses (6 Jul 2007)
The Jakarta Post - Human Rights Watch on Thursday released a report in which it accuses police of raping, killing and beating unarmed civilians in Papua. The New York-based group claims the police's paramilitary unit, or Brimob, is responsible for grave human rights violations in the Central Highlands of Indonesia's easternmost province.

Report pans Indonesia over Papua (6 Jul 2007)
AFP - Indonesian police routinely torture, rape and kill with impunity in Indonesia's easternmost Papua where they risk fanning separatism, an international rights group said in a report released yesterday. Human Rights Watch warned that endemic police abuse in the isolated Central Highlands region was deepening mistrust of Jakarta and called on the government to open the region to independent observers.

Indonesia: Police Abuse Endemic in Closed Area of Papua (5 Jul 2007)
Human Rights Watch - In the Central Highlands of remote Papua province, a region closed to outside observers, police appear to be routinely committing serious abuses, such as extrajudicial executions, torture and rape, with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Endemic police abuse is deepening mistrust of the national government in Jakarta and potentially inflaming separatist tensions.