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Australia: Smith defends relations with Kopassus (29 Sep 2010)
Sydney Morning Herald - Defence Minister Stephen Smith has defended Australia's involvement in a joint training exercise with Indonesia's controversial special forces Kopassus.

House says information facilities vital to RI unity (29 Sep 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The House of Representatives urged the government on Tuesday to establish information commission offices across Indonesia in efforts to preserve national unity.

ETAN/WPAT: Suspend Training and Funding of Indonesian Police Unit Detachment 88 (29 Sep 2010)
ETAN/WPAT - The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) and West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) today urged that the U.S. government to suspend all funding and training of Indonesia's Detachment 88 police unit pending review of charges leveled against the unit for systemic human rights violations, including use of torture.

New York: Indonesia signs UN convention on enforced disappearance (28 Sep 2010)
Antara News - New York: Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa signed the Convention for The Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances here on Monday.

Bali: Australian, Indonesian Military Exercise at Bali International Airport (28 Sep 2010)
Jakarta Globe - Soldiers from the Indonesian Military’s controversial Special Forces and the Australian Army’s Special Air Service held joint antiterror operations at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Tuesday.