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ASIA: Women's views on prevention of torture - Indonesia - A woman speaks out against bad policing and torture (25 Jun 2010)
Asian Human Rights Commission - "So, for me, and I think also for other victims of human rights violations, when the government does nothing to solve any human rights violation cases, just like they are doing now, and act in favour of impunity, it will bring another serious result: violence is not only conducted by police, military or state agents but also civilians."

INDONESIA: Government violates international law by delaying reforms to end torture (25 Jun 2010)
Asian Human Rights Commission - A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of the UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims - June 26, 2010. In 2010, the AHRC continued to receive information on several cases of torture in Indonesia. Twelve years after the ratification of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) by the Indonesian government, there is still a routine and widespread use of torture and ill-treatment of suspects, especially in police custody.

Norwegian ambassador visits Papua (25 Jun 2010)
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta - Ambassador Homme and Counsellor Ragnhildstveit visited Indonesia’s easternmost province Papua 8th to 11th of June. This is the first Norwegian ambassadorial visit to the province of Papua, situated two time zones and five hours flying time from Jakarta.

HRW's torture reports may have been fabricated: Govt (25 Jun 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The Justice and Human Rights Ministry plans to take action on reports alleging the torture of Ambonese and Papuan prisoners arrested by the National Police's Detachment 88 antiterrorist squad, for having waved banned flags at rallies.

‘Indonesian democracy stops in papua’ - Autonomy isn't independence (25 Jun 2010)
Le Monde Diplomatique - Indonesian nationalists deny all ethnic and religious claims for separatism in the vast archipelago that makes up their country. But in Papua, people feel exploited, and threatened with cultural, and demographic, annihilation.