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Beheadings and dumped bodies pile up as Indonesian special forces rampage again in Tingginambut (27 May 2013)
West Papua Media Alerts - Credible and disturbing reports are continuing to emerge from Tingginambut, Puncak Jaya, in the West Papuan highlands, detailing evidence of another violent rampage by the Indonesian army special forces (Kopassus) against civilians throughout May, allegedly by Kopassus officers stationed in the district which has been suffering war conditions since February.

Explanatory Statement of Position of Papuan Freedom Political Prisoners In the Indonesian State Colonial Prison in response to SBY's planned giving of clemency (26 May 2013)
With this commitment as political prisoners incarcerated in the Indonesian Republic's State Colonial Prison, we state to the world that we are in prison for the sake of the struggle for liberation of Papua.

Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 Indonesia (23 May 2013)
Amnesty International - Security forces faced persistent allegations of human rights violations, including torture and other ill-treatment and excessive use of force and firearms. At least 76 prisoners of conscience remained behind bars. Intimidation and attacks against religious minorities were rife. Discriminatory laws, policies and practices prevented women and girls from exercising their rights, in particular, sexual and reproductive rights. No progress was made in bringing perpetrators of past human rights violations to justice. No executions were reported.

KNPB Member Tortured until Arm Broken (13 May 2013)
West Papua Media Alerts - A member of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Mark Giban (19), student at Cenderwasih University (Uncen) reportedly suffered a broken arm after being arrested and tortured by Jayapura City Police, at National Housing Authority 3, Abepura, Jayapura, Monday (13/5/2013) afternoon.

West Papuan Leader Held by Police (13 May 2013)
Sydney Morning Herald - West Papuan independence movement leader Victor Yeimo was detained and allegedly beaten by police on Monday as another prominent Indonesian national politician warned Western countries against supporting separatists in the troubled province.<br />