Bishop: Corruption behind Papuan protests

July 21, 2010

“The majority of the people of Papua intend to work for the development and human promotion of Papua in Indonesia.”

“The real problem in Papua is corruption,” Jayapura Bishop Leo Laba Ladjar OFM Cap. has said, referring to street protests and recent requests for a referendum on independence from Indonesia.

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Indonesia releases 2 Papuan political prisoners

July 9, 2010

“Human Rights Watch welcomed their release”

Indonesian authorities have released two political prisoners jailed for pushing for independence in the vast archipelago’s easternmost province of Papua.

Yusak Pakage and Chosmos Yual were freed Wednesday from Doyo Baru prison in Jayapura, Papua’s provincial capital, said Nazarudin Bunas, head of the local Law and Human Rights Ministry.

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Indonesia, Australia and UNICEF to improve education in Papua

July 8, 2010

“Australia is very pleased to extend our support to education in Papua and West Papua,” the Australia’s Ambassador Bill Farmer.

The Government of Indonesia, Australia and UNICEF signed a new partnership program to improve the quality of primary education in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in March 2010.

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OPM makes Thousands of Papua Kids Absent from School

July 2, 2010

The insurgents have often blackmailed drivers passing on Tingginambut.

Gunshots and killings that have been taken place in Tingginambut, Puncak Jaya, Papua, within the last two years have caused thousands of children to be absent from school. The reason for this is that the alleged armed separatists from the Free Papua Movement (OPM) have burnt many schools.

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