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The Communiuon of Churches in Indonesia - Stop the Violence and immediate set up Jakarta-Papua Dialogue! (18 Nov 2011)
As we know, the escalation of violence in Papua has risen up in the past few weeks, particularly with regards to the various action of civilians expressing dissatisfaction over condition they experienced, both a rally by worker unions at PT Freeport, Timika either the peaceful action of the Third Papuan Congress, in Abepura, Jayapura, 16‐19 October 2011.

Sweepings by security forces in Paniai spread anxiety among the civilian population (17 Nov 2011)
West Papua Media Alerts - JUBI - The deployment of army and police forces including Brimob has spread anxiety and fear among the people in Paniai during the past week. ‘We haven’t left our homes for the past week, people are being questioned by the army as well as the police along a number of roads,’ said one person who lives in the area. ‘We have done nothing wrong but they have been going from house to house and this has made us very afraid.’

UN declares Indonesia's detention of Filep Karma a Violation of International Law (16 Nov 2011)
From Freedom Now - In response to a petition filed by Freedom Now and Hogan Lovells LLP, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has issued its opinion that the Government of Indonesia is in violation of international law by detaining Filep Karma. The Working Group calls on the Government of Indonesia to immediately release the human rights advocate.

Thousands of West Papuans march for independence (14 Nov 2011)
by ABC News - Around 3,000 of West Papuans have marched on the capital of Jayapura demanding a referendum to declare their independence from Indonesia.

Neles Tebay welcomes the readiness of the government to enter into dialogue with Papua (9 Nov 2011)
Bintang Papua, Jayapura: Pastor Neles Tebay, co-ordinator of the Papua Peace Network has stated today that he has received information that the central government is willing to have a dialogue with the Papuan people. He said that the offer from the goverenment, by the Minister-Coordinator for Politics and Law to enter into construction communications with the Papua people was welcome.