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Papuan Prisoner of Conscience Filep Karma in Jakarta for Medical Treatment (27 Sep 2012)
West Papua Media Alters - Filep Karma, a political prisoner of conscience from Papua, has attended a two-week medical treatment in Jakarta hospital and now is back in the Abepura prison in West Papua. He arrived in Jakarta on September 14 and took a colonoscopy treatment in PGI Cikini hospital, Jakarta.

Fears for human rights lawyer after threats - Olga Hamadi (25 Sep 2012)
Amnesty International - Papuan human rights lawyer Olga Hamadi has been threatened after investigating allegations of police torture and ill-treatment in Wamena, Papua province, Indonesia. There are concerns for her safety and she is at risk of further intimidation and attacks.

The Coverage of Gunfire in Nabire is Public Deception (25 Sep 2012)
Tabloid Jubi and West Papua Media Alerts - The coverage about gunfire between police and armed civilian groups in Urumusu, Nabire Regency on Monday (24/9) that was reported by national and local media, has been described as ‘public deception’ by human rights activists in Nabire. A resident called Kristian Belau/Zonggona, named by police, was shot in the gunfire.

UPR round at the UN Human Rights Council ends with disappointment (25 Sep 2012)
FBN - On September, 20 th the second UPR round at the UN Human Rights Council reviewing the situation in Indonesia ended with disappointment. After the first UPR review in 2008 was limited to the situation in the country, the council now also reviewed the implementation of recommendations of the first round and ended with a new list of 180 recommendations.

Buchtar Tabuni sentenced to eight months; tight security round the courthouse (24 Sep 2012)
West Papua Media Alerts - The former chairman of the KNPB – National Committee for West Papua – was sentenced to eight months in prison, having been charged with inflicting damage on the prison where he was held. The sentence was less than the demand of the prosecutor who wanted the accused to be sentenced to one year. The eight month sentence will be reduced by the time the accused has already spent behind bars.Aggravating circumstances were that he had previously been sentenced and that his actions caused anxiety among the people, while the mitigating factor was that he had behaved politely in court.