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Indonesia moves to repatriate West Papuans

Indonesia moves to repatriate West Papuans Print Email Updated Fri Oct 9, 2009 6:22pm AEST Indonesia is currently undertaking a program to repatriate several thousand West Papuan freedom activists living in Papua New Guinea. The West Papuans have been living PNG since they left their homeland during their struggle for political freedom over the last […]

Indonesian Police Beef Up Security Around Freeport Mine

National Police have dispatched 150 officers, including antiterror police, to Timika, Papua, to support local officers and the military in their hunt for suspects following violent attacks targeting Freeport employees. The announcement comes despite comments from Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Bagus Ekodanto on Thursday, who said that despite the recent attacks, no additional police […]

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. Frans Wosprakrik, the deputy chief of the assembly, also known as the MRP, asked that […]

Papua Tribe Targets Mining Giant Freeport in $30 Billion Legal Action

The Amungme tribe on Thursday filed a $30 billion lawsuit against Freeport McMoRan, one of the world’s major mining firms, for alleged damages sustained over 40 years of operations on their ancestral lands in Indonesia’s Papua province. “From 1969 to 2009, our land has been exploited and we have not had a fair share of […]

Two Shot in Latest Freeport Attack in Papua

Christian Motte & Farouk Arnaz  Police standing guard outside a clinic where the body of a Brimob officer was taken after a fatal car crash along the road linking the Freeport mine and Timika. (Photo: Tjahjo Eranius, AFP)Two Shot in Latest Freeport Attack in Papua Another convoy of PT Freeport Indonesia vehicles came under attack […]