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Journalist stabbed in Indonesia: Banjir Ambarita (3 Mar 2011)
Amnesty International - In the early hours of 3 March, journalist Banjir Ambarita was stabbed in the Indonesian province of Papua. He is currently in intensive care, recovering after an operation. He is at risk of further attacks and intimidation. Banjir Ambarita is a journalist with Bintang Papua, a local newspaper, based in Jayapura, Papua province. He was stabbed at about 1 am in the morning of 3 March 2011. Banjir Ambarita was on his motorcycle heading home when the attack occurred. Reliable sources told Amnesty International that when he was in front of the Jayapura Mayor’s office, two men on a motorcycle approached him, stabbed him twice in the chest and stomach and sped off. As he began to bleed, Banjir Ambarita rode his motorcycle to the nearby police station. Police officers took him to the Marthen Indey Hospital in Aryoko, Jayapura. He had an operation on 3 March 2011 and is recovering in hospital.

Theological Declaration of Churches in Papua (28 Feb 2011)
Asian Human Rights Commission - "We, Papuan Church leaders send you as our partners, our theological statement issued recently as reflection of our faith over the worsening Human Rights situation in Papua. The recent document issued by ministry of Home Affairs in Jakarta on January 13, 2011 which support election process of Papua People's Assembly (Majelis Rakyat Papua) heavily guarded by TNI (Indonesian Army) and Red & whites militias (which gave no room and freedom to Papua communities) as Kairos, moment of truth to issue this theological statement."

Amnesty International Demands the Release of Imprisoned Indonesian Activist (18 Feb 2011)
infoZine - Cries of “Shame on Indonesia” rang outside the Indonesian Embassy in Thursday as Amnesty International held a rally to demand the immediate and unconditional release of imprisoned Indonesian activist Filep Karma. The Amnesty group called on the Indonesian government to release the man they call a prisoner of conscience. Karma, 51, who was jailed for his role in a peaceful flag-raising protest in the Papua Province of Indonesia in December 2004.

Police raid firearms syndicate in Jayapura (18 Feb 2011)
The Jakarta Post - Papua Police on Friday raided an alleged crime syndicate producing firearms in a village in Abepura district, Jayapura. Papua Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Wachyono said the raid was conducted by a team from Papua Mobile Brigade Unit (Brimob), based on a report from its intelligence division.

Indonesia Rolling Out New Plan to Lift Growth in Papua (16 Feb 2011)
Jakarta Globe - The government has announced that it would issue new guidelines next month on boosting development in the restive provinces of Papua and West Papua. The implementation of the guidelines, to be issued in a presidential decree, will be coordinated by the new Government Unit to Accelerate Development in Papua and West Papua (UP4B), the vice president’s office said on Monday.