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Papua Military Weigh Up Bomb Attack, No New Troops Deployed (7 Dec 2010)
Jakarta Globe - Despite increasing tension in Papua following the bombing of a military officer's house, the Army announced on Tuesday that it was not planning to deploy additional troops to secure the area. The newly-appointed Army Spokesman, Colonel Wiryantoro said that they are still collecting and assessing information regarding the security situation.

Indonesian Military Officer’s Home Hit in Papua Firebombing (7 Dec 2010)
Jakarta Globe - A group of unidentified men hurled what appeared to be Molotov cocktails at the residence of a military officer in Jayapura, Papua, early on Tuesday, causing no injuries and minimal damage, the military said.

Audio: brutal military repression and Freeport McMoran (6 Dec 2010)
Earth Matters - Indigenous West Papuans live in fear of the Indonesian security forces. In the last nine years Freeport McMoran paid them $US 65 million for protection. The second part of a two-part program on the Freeport mine focuses on the company’s complicity in brutal military repression.

Man shot dead at Puncak Jaya cafe (6 Dec 2010)
The Jakarta Post - It seems that shooting incidents in Papua will never end. The fatal shooting of Riswandi Yusuf on Nov. 28 has not been solved and has been followed by yet another shooting in which a motorcycle taxi driver was killed on Saturday. Muhammad Amas, 40, was shot dead by an unidentified man at Coklat Cafe in Mulia, the capital of Puncak Jaya regency.

Kontras sees no light at end of tunnel (6 Dec 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has again urged the government to solve a slew of cases of forced disappearance that remain shrouded in mystery. “We condemn President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s unwillingness to solve many cases of forced disappearance in the country,” the commission’s impunity and victims’ rights fulfillment division chief Yati Andriyani told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.