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Australia Donates Military Planes to Indonesia

Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Australian Ambassador Greg Moriarty signed a deal on military planes donation as Australia plans to send four Hercules C-130 to Indonesia. ...

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Thuggery haunts all levels of Indonesian society

Thuggery haunts all levels of Indonesian society. Thuggery, or “premanisme,” flourishes because of weak leadership, lax security and poor law enforcement. And the country now is witnessing thuggery at an alarming ...

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Iraq- Ten Years After

It is difficult to discern which is the most despicable, the corrupt Bush regime, the presstitutes that enabled it, or the corrupt Obama regime that refuses to prosecute the Bush regime for its unambiguous war crimes ...

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West Papua: Indonesia Uses Soldier Deaths to Escalate Conflict

Eight Indonesian soldiers were killed on February 21 in West Papua. The attacks were claimed by the armed wing of the Free Papua Movement (TPN-OPM). The attacks came after a series of violent crackdowns by Indonesian ...

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Videos show devastation after Indonesian army rampage in West Papua

"We didn't burn people's houses. It’s impossible. We're soldiers, we don't do that." Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ali Hamdan Bogra. ...

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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. ...

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West Papua – 42 inmates escape from Wamena prison

As many as 42 inmates at Wamena Penitentiary in Jayawijaya regency, Papua, escaped custody at around 6 p.m. local time (4 p.m. Jakarta time) on Monday, Antara news agency reported from Jayapura. ...

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Big executive pay, golden parachutes at Freeport McMoRan

Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. executives receive hefty salaries and stock bonuses but they’ve also set up very large golden parachutes in case the Phoenix-based copper miner gets acquired. ...

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Stop the systematic suppression of Papuan cultural identity

Papuan activists and scholars have called on the government to allow the use of the region’s traditional symbols and stop prosecuting locals who promote them. ...

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US grills India for flagrant human rights violations

The United States has castigated the Indian government for extrajudicial killings, torture, rape and disappearances by Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir and in north-eastern Indian states. ...

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Schapelle Corby vs Filep Karma

Unlike Schapelle Corby, who has her government on her side, Karma is convicted for treason. This means he is seen as an enemy by the Indonesian state. Being a political prisoner, Karma does not feature much in both A ...

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West Papua: Four Paniai Residents Shot Dead By Police

Jayapura: Four civilians of Bogobaida District, Paniai, were shot by Paniai Regional Police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) on the night of May 15, at around 20.00 pm local time. ...

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Oil palm plantation cheats indigenous Papuans in outrageous land deals

An oil palm plantation paid tribe members in Indonesia's Papua as little as 65 cents per hectare for their land. "Papuans, some of the poorest citizens in Indonesia, are being utterly exploited in legally questionabl ...

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Of Myths and Facts: Kashmir

Ultimately the truth of Kashmir will have to triumph; Kashmir will surely outlive this hate, divide and oppression. ...

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Indonesia’s treatment of prisoner Filep Karma labelled illegal

The Free Filep Karma Campaign says Indonesia must adhere to international obligations on the treatment of prisoners by addressing the Papuan political prisoner’s medical needs. Mr Karma, who is serving a 15-year ja ...

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Transmigration Marginalizes Indigenous Papuans

The Jayapura branch of the Association of Catholic Students of the Republic of Indonesia (PMKRI) has expressed its firm rejection of government plans to bring more transmigrants to Papua and West Papua because it bel ...

Amnesty: "Indonesia must end impunity for police violence"

Amnesty: “Indonesia must end impunity for police violence”

Police in Indonesia shoot, beat and even kill people without fear of prosecution, leaving their victims with little hope of justice, Amnesty International reveals in a new briefing. The report titled "Excessive Force ...

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Indonesian State Intelligence Operating Outside Chain of Command in Papua

Intelligence operatives do not report to the Papuan chief-of-police despite the province currently being under a state of civil administration, where jurisdiction for security lies with regional heads and is implemen ...

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JFK, West Papua and the ‘Big Wink’

Back in the 60s, after the Kennedy assassination, US agents helped engineer a coup in Indonesia and in the process handing West Papua over to Indonesia. State department officials referred to the anti-communist deal ...

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Oklahoma Couple Discover Just How Dangerous The Grasberg Mine Really Is

Mike Dillard, chief executive officer of Century Martial Arts and a prominent area developer, is a well known adrenaline junkie — but even he admits he was shaken by his latest adventure. What began as a recent att ...

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