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News from the Papuan Tribes

Papuan lawyer acquitted for text message 'insult'

A Papuan human rights lawyer has been cleared of all charges under Indonesian law after accusations he sent a text message deemed ‘insulting’ to Indonesia’s president.

HIV/AIDS set to soar in West Papua

A recent investigation by the Aljazeera programme ‘101 East’ has shown the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis amongst the tribal people of West Papua, Indonesia.

Papua cholera deaths spark fears of major epidemic

Two hundred and ninety one Papuan tribal people have died from cholera since April this year in West Papua, Indonesia, according to local church officials, sparking fears of a major epidemic.