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Papua Assembly Urges Open Probe of Freeport Mine Shootings

The Papuan People’s Assembly, a body representing the cultural and social rights of Papuans, on Friday urged the police to find those responsible for a recent series of armed attacks at the massive Freeport gold and copper mine in Timika.
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Treason Trial for 15 Suspects Begins in Papua’s Nabire

Jayapura. The trial of 15 people accused of treason just days before April’s legislative elections began on Thursday in Papua’s Nabire District Court. Continue reading

Police Arrest 10 Suspects In Freeport Shootings

Jayapura, Papua. Police on Monday arrested 10 men believed to be involved in the recent violence and armed attacks in and around the sprawling gold and copper mine operated by a subsidiary of giant mining firm Freeport McMoRan, reports have said. Continue reading

Tribe in Papua to File Charges Against Freeport

After feeling exploited and ignored for more than three decades, the Papuan Amungme tribe have filed a lawsuit against the government, Coordinating Welfare Minister Aburizal Bakrie and the operator of one of the largest mining sites in the world, PT Freeport Indonesia, a lawyer said on Thursday. Continue reading

Religious Bodies Stress Need for Better Papua Ties

Polarization, distrust and misunderstanding between the central government and the people of Papua are fueling continued conflict in the restive region, an inter-religious dialogue heard in Jakarta on Wednesday. Continue reading