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Indonesia arrests 34, blocks internet in Papua to curb protests

Aug 22 2019

TIMIKA/JAKARTA, Indonesia Indonesia has arrested 34 people and cut internet access in its easternmost region of Papua to rein in violence after protesters torched buildings, a market and a prison over mistreatment of students and perceived ethnic discrimination.

Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine

Nov 17 2017

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near a huge copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc.

Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport mine

Nov 17 2017

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17 Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua.

Fire hits Freeport Indonesia port facility in Papua

Nov 16 2017

TIMIKA, Indonesia A fire broke out at the main port used by copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc in Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday night, the company said.

Indonesian police officer killed in shooting near Freeport mine

Nov 15 2017

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia An Indonesian police officer was killed and a second wounded on Wednesday, after both were shot in the back in an area near Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine in the eastern province of Papua, police said.

Freeport Indonesia closes mine access road again after shooting

Nov 13 2017

TIMIKA, Indonesia The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc closed the main access road to its giant copper mine in the eastern province of Papua on Tuesday for the second time in three days after another shooting incident.

Armed separatists occupy villages near Freeport's Indonesia mine

Nov 09 2017

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia Armed separatists have occupied five villages in Indonesia's Papua province, threatening to disrupt Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine, which has already been hit this year by labor unrest and a dispute over operating rights.

Separatist violence threatens to disrupt Freeport's Indonesia mine

Nov 09 2017

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 9 Armed separatists have occupied five villages in Indonesia's Papua province, threatening to disrupt Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine, which has already been hit this year by labour unrest and a dispute over operating rights.

Freeport Indonesia copper mine access to resume after clashes

Aug 21 2017

TIMIKA, Indonesia Limited access to the giant Grasberg copper mine in eastern Indonesia is expected to resume on Monday, its operator said, after hundreds of former workers blockaded the site and clashed with police.

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