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World Popular Resistance Clippings 6/12/2012

Riots break out in Manokwari Hundreds of angry protestors set fire to two police posts at Sanggeng market and Amban in Manokwari, West Papua, on Wednesday after police shot dead escaped convict Timotius AP as he attempted to avoid being … Continue reading

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More killings reported in Indonesia’s Papua

There are reports of further violence in Indonesia’s Papua region. West Papuan monitoring group, the Institute of Papuan Advocacy and Human Rights, or Elsham, says two middle-aged men were shot by police this morning. The reports say the men, who … Continue reading

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Police Watchdog Warns Against Dispatch of Anti-Terror Unit to Papua

Indonesia Police Watch has cautioned the National Police against increasing the presence of its anti-terrorism unit in Papua, saying that move would instead worsen conflict in the restive province. The chairman of the watchdog, Neta S. Pane, said there had … Continue reading

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Indonesian police kill top Papua separatist Mako Tabuni

Police in the restive Indonesian province of Papua have shot dead a top separatist leader, Mako Tabuni, sparking violent protests by locals. Mr Tabuni was killed after resisting arrest in Papua’s main town, Jayapura, the authorities said. He was wanted … Continue reading

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Bloody clashes with military rock Papua province

At least a dozen people have been shot in a string of bloody incidents in Indonesia’s Papua province. While Indonesian officials blame Papuan separatists, local activists say the security forces themselves are responsible. In the latest incident, soldiers are accused … Continue reading

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Indonesian police conduct armed sweep of Papuan treason defendants in their cells

Extraordinary scenes occurred at Abepura prison in West Papua on Saturday night when heavily armed police stormed the cells of non-violent Papuan leaders currently on trial for treason. The heavy handed security sweep was carried out between 9-10 pm and … Continue reading

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Mine in PNG shut down by landowners’ protest

Canadian gold miner, New Guinea Gold, has stopped work at its Sinivit site in East New Britain in Papua New Guinea after landowner groups occupied the mine site. The company says it was advised by lawyers of the Lulai Nakama … Continue reading

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Workers at Freeport’s Indonesian mine extend strike to a 4th month

TIMIKA, Indonesia – Workers at Freeport-McMoRan’s gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia have decided to extend their strike into a fourth month. About 8,000 miners of 12,000 unionized employees — now paid between $2.10 to $3.50 per hour — … Continue reading

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Four police officers killed in Papua in two months

A third Indonesian police officer has died of wounds received in an attack in Papua. The Jakarta Post reports the man was assaulted by villagers while on his way to Nimbokran district in Jayapura. He is the fourth police officer … Continue reading

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Papuan village torched in unrest

Reports claim Indonesian anti-terrorist police have torched a remote village in the Papuan highlands amid clashes with guerrilla rebels in the region. Activists say civilians have fled into the jungle in response to the unrest and there are now grave … Continue reading

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