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Jakarta accused over Papua (23 Dec 2010)
The Age - The United States fears that Indonesian government neglect, rampant corruption and human rights abuses are stoking unrest in its troubled province of West Papua. Leaked embassy cables reveal that US diplomats privately blame Jakarta for instability and "chronic underdevelopment" in West Papua, where military commanders have been accused of drug smuggling and illegal logging rackets across the border with Papua New Guinea.

KontraS Papua: Press release on Recent Problems in Abepura Prison (22 Dec 2010)
KontraS Papua - The Department of Law and Human Rights and Abepura Prison must take responsibility. Legal Processes will not solve the problems in Abepura Prison. The clarification made that Buchtar Tabuni, Filep Karma, Dominggus Pulalo, Alex Elopere and Danny Lopez Karubaba are now suspects is incorrect because their status should be as witnesses in a criminal case in which acts of violence were perpetrated against certain individuals and material goods, as stipulated in Article 170 of the Criminal Code.

Papua needs a negotiated affirmative policy (20 Dec 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The year 2010 has been very special for Papuans. It is in this year that the central government has turned its attention to Papua. The government’s attention was manifested by a historic joint visit of three coordinating ministers to Papua. The government began to pay attention to Papua, above all, due to a symbolic protest on June 18 where demonstrators “handed back” Papua’s special autonomy status to Jakarta.

RI denies leaked US embassy cables on lifting Kopassus ban (18 Dec 2010)
Jakarta Post - The Indonesian government downplayed a leaked US embassy cable that said Jakarta used the recent state visit by President Barack Obama as a bargaining tool to force Washington to lift a 12-year-old ban on training a special army unit blamed for human rights abuses.

Shooting deaths plague Papua (17 Dec 2010)
The Jakarta Post - JAYAPURA: Andi Rahmat Faisal was found dead on Wednesday, bringing to four the total number of shooting victims in the past three weeks in Jayapura regency.