Dialogue and Demilitarization Needed in Papua: Imparsial (10 Aug 2011)
Constructive dialogue and demilitarization are the best ways to prevent human rights violations in Papua, a rights watchdog said on Tuesday. Al Araf, program director at the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor (Imparsial), said ending the military presence in Papua was needed to solve human rights problems in the region.

West Papua Report - August 2011 (5 Aug 2011)
WPAT / ETAN - Thousands of Papuans peacefully took to the streets August 2 to support calls for a referendum on West Papua's political future. The demonstrations proceeded despite the presence of armed security forces intended to block the demonstrations and the presence of Jakarta-backed militia provocateurs. Violence erupted near Jayapura and in Puncak District on the eve of the demonstrations. Over 50 international organizations publicly called for the Indonesian government to respond positively to appeals by Papuan NGOs and churches for justice, an end to human rights violations in West Papua, and protection of human rights advocates and journalists. WPAT called on Secretary Clinton to raise with Indonesian officials the ongoing military sweep operations in Puncak Jaya, West Papua. These operations have had devastating affects on innocent Papuan civilians. Secretary Clinton called for dialogue to settle disputes over West Papua. Her repetition of US Government support for "special autonomy" made clear that the Obama administration is deaf to the voice of Papuans who have rejected "special autonomy" repeatedly. Efforts by Indonesian security forces to cover-up the human cost of their military sweep operations in Puncak Jaya have failed. Komnas Ham has proposed a dialogue about violence in Puncak Jaya. A peace conference which convened in West Papua has explored the possibility of advancing dialogue with the Indonesian government. Renowned international academics, lawyers and Papuan activists will convene in Oxford to discuss the continuing denial of the right of self-determination to Papuans. The military commander in West Papua has apologized to the Papuan Kingmi church over intimidating language he employed against the church.

Jayapura: The streets of several centres across West Papua are being blockaded today by heavily armed Indonesian security forces in an attempt to prevent a planned gathering of tens of thousands of protestors who are demanding a Referendum on the future of the province.

Deadly Political Violence in Indonesian Province (1 Aug 2011)
JAKARTA — At least 22 people were killed in separate outbreaks of political violence in the remote Indonesian province of Papua in recent days, officials said Monday, in the latest spasm of bloodshed in a murky, decades-long conflict. Four people, including one soldier, were hacked to death in a predawn ambush outside the provincial capital, Jayapura, on Monday morning, the police said, just hours after the police had managed to quell two days of interclan rioting that killed 18 people in the province’s central highlands.

Statement - INDONESIA: Papuan Peace Declaration (12 Jul 2011)
AHRC - The Asian Human Rights Commission shares the following declaration from a group of Papuan organisations, indigenous and political Papuan stakeholders issued at the conference for peace in Papua which was held between 5-7 July 2011 in the UNCEN auditorium, Abepura Papua, Indonesia. The conference was organised by the Network of Peace in Papua (JDP).