Papuan Church Leaders request dialogue during meeting with Indonesian President (17 Dec 2011)
West Papua Media Alerts - Four papuan church leaders met Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Vice President Boediono and several cabinet members as well as Indonesia’s military commander and its police chief in President Yudhoyono’s private residence in Cikeas, outside Jakarta, on Friday Dec. 16.

International Human Rights Day: Churches and human rights organizations from all over the world express their concern about the human rights situation in Papua (9 Dec 2011)
In light of the International Human Rights Day on 10 December, church, development and human rights organizations from Europe, Asia and Australia have written an open letter to the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

West Papua Report - December 2011 (7 Dec 2011)
WPAT / ETAN A new operation by security forces in West Papua's central highland region has targeted civilians with destruction of a church, houses and other buildings. Human rights organizations are calling for an investigation of security force brutality associated with the October 16-19 Papuan Congress. Continued repression in West Papua and the Yudhoyono administration's defense of the perpetrators of that repression as well as the impunity regularly accorded the perpetrators points to the Jakarta's ultimate responsibility for the violence. The decade-old Special Autonomy policy in West Papua constitutes a strategy for subjugation of Papuans in their own homeland.

‘Slap on the wrist’ for police violence in Papua is accountability failure (23 Nov 2011)
Amnesty International - "These written warnings are a slap on the wrist. They do not provide accountability for the deaths of three people, or for the use of excessive and unnecessary force against a peaceful gathering." Source: Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International's Director for the Asia-Pacific.

The Statement of the Indonesian Bishops’ Conference on Papua: Stop Violence! Let us hold a Dialogue! (18 Nov 2011)
Violence in Papua continues to occur despite the fact that many parties have repeatedly called for resorting to peaceful means to solve Papua issues. People’s welfare can only be achieved if there is a peaceful atmosphere that allows all elements of a society work together peacefully. Violent ways are unlikely to solve so many social problems. Violence contra violence only gives birth to new violence and thus increases problems. It can be worse whenever public views and political statements expressed by the Papuans in a peaceful and transparent manner are again met with gunfire, arbitrary arrest, torture and killings. Herewith, we, the Indonesian bishops’ conference, express our deepest concerns and condemn violence acts that ostensibly do not promote human dignity and derogate the right to life, a God’s gift to every human being.