Press Release West Papua National Coalition: The OPM Claim the Recent Shooting

January 28, 2010

The OPM claimed responsibility for killings or shootings around the mining area, including the recent shooting on Mile 60 on 24th January 2010.

“The OPM has claimed every involvement in this shooting. The shooting is aiming to drive to the process of dialogue in West Papua. Therefore, this type of action will be stop when the dialogue is in a good progress”, said Dr. Otto Ondawame, leader of the OPM and Vice Chairman of the WPNCL.

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Nicolaas Jouwe: I am ready to work with the government to develop Papua province

January 26, 2010

ANTARA News/Monday, January 25, 2010 — The founder of the separatist Free Papua Organization (OPM), Nicolaas Jouwe, here Monday declared his commitment to supporting development in Papua under the special autonomy law enacted by the central government.

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OPM fire on Papua mine employees, nine wounded

January 26, 2010

TIMIKA, Indonesia, January 25, 2010 – The arm wing of Free Papua Movement (OPM) or known as National Liberation Army (TPN) fired at two vehicles carrying employees of U.S. miner Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Inc in Indonesia’s Papua province on Sunday, wounding nine people, a company official said.

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Papua is part of Indonesia

January 12, 2010

The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Tue, 01/12/2010 5:04 PM

Free Papua Organization (OPM) rebel group founder Nicholas Jouwe arrived in Jakarta on Tuesday and vowed to spend the rest of his life in the country.

Jouwe, 86, proceeded to the office of the Coordinating Public Welfare Minister Agung Laksono upon his arrival in Jakarta. Transportation Minister Freddy Numberi, who is a native Papuan, was also seen at the meeting.

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