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WEST PAPUA: Human rights watchdog calls for probe into ‘unclear’ killings
Tue, 11 Dec 2018

NEW YORK (Asia Pacific Report/Human Rights Watch/Pacific Media Centre): Indonesian police should investigate a Papuan armed group’s killing of at least 17 people, including a soldier, at a construction area in Nduga in Papua’s densely forested Central Highlands earlier this month, Human Rights Watch said today.

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WEST PAPUA: UN official defends Papuan rights – free speech, assembly
Mon, 10 Dec 2018

UNITED NATIONS (UN News/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): West Papuan rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly have been defended by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in a response to the mass arrests of Papuan protesters during flag raising ceremonies earlier this month.

“These are indigenous people at the end of the day,” says spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani.

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REGION: Labour rally in Jakarta, Fiji march highlight global human rights
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
JAKARTA (CNN Indonesia/Indoleft News/ Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Centre): Hundreds of workers from the Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) held a protest march at the weekend in the capital of Jakarta and Fiji’s Coalition on Human Rights staged a march today to commemorate World Human Rights Day.

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WEST PAPUA: Widodo wants security forces to guard all development projects
Sun, 09 Dec 2018

By Ray Jordan
LAMPUNG, Indonesia (Detik News/News Ahencies/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch):  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo insists that work on the Trans-Papua road project will continue despite this week’s shooting of construction workers in the Papua regency of Nduga.

Widodo is asking that all infrastructure projects and Trans-Papua construction workers always be accompanied by security personnel.

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WEST PAPUA: Surabaya counterprotest, 300 arrested in flag demonstrations
Sat, 01 Dec 2018

Hundreds of Papuan students faced off with counterprotesters in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya today in a rally calling for the Melanesian region’s independence while pro-independence sources reported more than 300 people arrested in West Papua.

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