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Strike at Freeport’s Papua mine to continue

Striking workers at the Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesia’s Papua region have announced that their industrial action will extend until at least 15 December. The strike for better wages began in mid-September and has forced the mine’s operator, … Continue reading

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Police clash with Papuan separatists in Indonesia

Indonesian security forces opened fire at a separatist flag-raising ceremony in Indonesia’s restive Papua region Thursday, according to the AFP news agency. Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of Papua region’s claim to independence. Some 500 Papuan people watched the region’s … Continue reading

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Indonesian police release 12 alleged separatists

JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) — Indonesian police have been forced to release twelve alleged separatist rebels just a day after announcing they had made a major breakthrough in the war against the Free Papua Movement (OPM), local media reported on Saturday. … Continue reading

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Gunmen kill Freeport guard, wound 2 men near mine

TIMIKA, Indonesia—Police say gunmen killed a mining company guard and wounded two policemen in a patrol car near the large Freeport-McMoRan gold mine in eastern Indonesia. Papua province police spokesman Col. Wachyono said unidentified gunmen attacked a patrol car carrying … Continue reading

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Police raid student protestors in regions

Amid growing protests over the government’s apparent inability to resolve unrest in Papua, the National Police have carried out raids against Papuan students across the country. Oktavianus Pogau, a Papuan activist and law student at Indonesian Christian University (UKI), said … Continue reading

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Freeport’s Grasberg Mine Ore Production at 5% of Capacity

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) — Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.’s Grasberg mine in Indonesia is producing 5 percent of its capacity of 230,000 tons of ore per day, a mining official said. “Their milling operations have been suspended because pipelines were … Continue reading

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Papua Police Tell Strikers to Stop Rallying, or Else

Police have set a deadline of today for thousands of striking workers at Freeport-McMoRan’s giant gold and copper mine in Papua to confine their action to a specific area. According to a permit for the strike issued by authorities, the … Continue reading

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First Demos since Papuan crackdown to demand Indon take abuse responsibility

(Jayapura) Renewed demonstrations are being held in Jayapura today demanding Indonesia take formal and legal responsibility for ongoing human rights abuses in West Papua, most recently the brutal attack on the Third Papuan People’s Congress (KP3) on October 19. In … Continue reading

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Killed police chief responsible for years of rights abuses, OPM says

The international spokesperson of the Free Papua Movement (OPM), John Otto Ondawame, did not directly confirm, when asked, that members of his organization were behind the killing of Adj. Comr. Dominggus Oktavianus Awes, the Mulia Police chief. Ondawame said that … Continue reading

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Blockades amid Papua mine strike stop supplies

Papuans living near the Grasberg mine operated by the US mining company Freeport-McMoRan say they are running out of food and medicine as Indonesian security forces maintain their blockade of the road leading to the mine. The Jakarta Globe says … Continue reading

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