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Gruesome Video Claims to Shed Light on Indonesian Security Forces in Papua (4 Aug 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The jumpy video shows a prisoner lying in a jungle clearing in eastern Indonesia moments after troops allegedly sliced open his abdomen with a bayonet, sending intestines tumbling from his stomach.

Indonesia: Investing in Papua - The Dual Challenges of Governance and Development (4 Aug 2010)
ReliefWeb - Recent events surrounding the Special Autonomy status of Papua in Indonesia have caught the eye of the international media and engaged public opinion. In particular, the protests in Jayapura in early July 2010 illustrated community tensions in Papua. This paper attempts to carve through the economic and political issues surrounding these events to analyse and evaluate the economic and political challenges in Papua, and thus provide an assessment on the prospects for conflict resolution.

The Deepening Impasse in Papua (3 Aug 2010)
International Crisis Group - The two sentiments that define the political impasse in Papua are frustration on the part of many Papuans that “special autonomy” has meant so little, and exasperation on the part of many Indonesian government officials that Papuans are not satisfied with what they have been given. The gulf between the two might be reduced by dialogue, but any prospect of serious talks is hampered by an unwillingness of Jakarta to treat the problem as essentially a political, rather than an economic one.

Indonesia 'must address Papua discontent' (3 Aug 2010)
BBC - Indonesia must address discontent in its easternmost province of Papua or face increased militancy from pro-independence groups, a report says. The report by the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based think tank, urged Indonesia to address Papuans' demands for meaningful autonomy.

Papua activist Filep Karma 'abused in prison' (3 Aug 2010)
BBC News - Filep Karma says he will not abandon his struggle for Papuan independence Papua's most well-known pro-independence leader, Filep Karma, is serving 15 years in jail for rebellion. Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience.