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ABC report raises questions for region’s leaders (29 Aug 2012)
West Papua Media Alerts - Fresh allegations of human rights violations in West Papua implicating Australia on ABC’s 7:30 Report series this week have opened up multiple questions for leaders at the Pacific Islands Forum on Rarotonga.

Indonesia's Human Rights Commission reveals the truth about 1965/66 Crimes Against Humanity (24 Aug 2012)
by Tapol - For the first time ever, an official body has revealed the truth about Indonesia’s darkest secret. While official acknowledgement has taken nearly fifty years to attain, the victims of one of the worst massacres of the twentieth century now have a glimmer of hope that justice may finally be done.

Rally blames US for Papua rights abuses (23 Aug 2012)
by UCAnews - Dozens of Papuans rallied in front of the US Embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday, saying that New York Agreement signed 50 years ago had led to oppression and human rights violations.

OPM blamed for Papua Police Shooting (22 Aug 2012)
by Jakarta Globe - The district police chief in Paniai, Papua said investigators had narrowed their search for suspects after the fatal shooting of a police officer at a local airport.

Poverty still persists in Papua; development has failed, says DPD member (21 Aug 2012)
by Bintang Papua - Manokwari: The Regional Representative Council, (DPD) is of the opinion that the government's concept and strategy to promote development in the Land of Papua by means of Special Autonomy (Otsus) has done nothing to improve the welfare of the Papuan people.