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Kontras condemns police shooting of Freeport workers (12 Oct 2011)
westpapua media alerts - Kontras, the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence has condemned the shooting of Freeport workers who were seeking negotiations with the management of the company. Since the commencement of the strike on 15 September there has been no sign that the management is seeking to provide the space for dialogue which could accommodate the interests of the two sides.

UN wants to send Special Rapporteur to Indonesia for MIFEE (12 Oct 2011)
Pacific Scoop, Bintang Papua, 12 October 2011 - The UN Commission to Combat Racial Discrimination and Protect the Rights of Indigenous People has sent a letter to the Indonesian ambassador to Geneva, Anwar Kemal, regarding several matters.

Jayapura city district police and military arbitrarily torture and arrest Papuan civilians (11 Oct 2011)
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the arbitrary arrest and torture of 15 Papuan villagers, including several minors, in Horas Skyline village, Jayapura, Papua, committed by a joint team of Jayapura city district police and Cenderawasih military area command on 31 August 2011. Until now, there is no investigation into the incident.

Indonesian security forces open fire on West Papuan striking miners – kill one (11 Oct 2011)
by Pacific Scoop - Indonesian security forces have shot and killed at least one protester and wounded eight others when they opened fire on striking workers at Freeport-McMoRan’s gold and copper mine in West Papua, union officials said. Union leader Manuel Maniambo said thousands of striking workers were trying to prevent replacement workers from heading by bus to the mine.

Indonesia must investigate mine strike protest killing (10 Oct 2011)
Amnesty International - The Indonesian authorities must immediately investigate the use of deadly force by police at a mining protest, Amnesty International said today after one protester was killed and at least six injured.