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Civilian shot dead in Papua (22 Jan 2012)
by the Jakarta Post - The first indiscriminate shooting take place in Papua this year on Friday. A civilian in Mulia district, Puncak Jaya regency was shot dead by an unidentified armed group.

Human rights violations in Papua are very high, according to a three-year survey (20 Jan 2012)
JUBI, by West Papua Media Alerts - The Papuan branch of Komnas HAM, the National Commission on Human Rights, believes that violations of economic, social and cultural rights in Papua are very serious and can be described as gross human rights violations.

Indonesian forces maintain widespread military assault on villagers in Paniai, West Papua (14 Jan 2012)
West Papua Media Alerts - Local human rights monitors report from the remote Paniai district of West Papua that Indonesian security forces continue to maintain a “disproportionate” military offensive since early January, intensifying the displacement of tens of thousands of villagers who fled from several weeks of village burnings in December.

Two Freeport Contractors Killed Near Papua Mine (9 Jan 2012)
TAPOL - Two contractors working for US company Freeport-McMoRan were found dead Monday near a giant gold-and-copper mine that has been hit by a strike and violence for months, the company said.

West Papua Report - January 2012 (5 Jan 2012)
WPAT / ETAN Summary: Indonesian security forces, including the U.S. and Australian supported Detachment 88, conducted "sweeping operations" in the Paniai area of West Papua that destroyed churches, homes and public buildings, and forced hundreds of civilians from their homes. The Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) urged the Police Commander to remove forces from the region, echoing civil society leaders in Paniai. Jakarta's failure to provided basic health services to Papuans has led to a high rate of death among mothers at child birth according to a recent report. An unconfirmed report claims that President Yudhoyono has committed to withdraw non-organic troops from West Papua and to suspend the operations of a special unit proposed to address fundamental Jakarta-Papua problems. The cost in human life for Papuans of Jakarta's decades of neglect of the Papuan population is well documented. Amnesty International met with a senior official in Jakarta to press for release of political prisoners, particularly in West Papua and Maluku. The three-month old strike by workers at the Freeport McMoRan mines appears to be headed toward resolution.