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Panic as quakes hit Papua (16 Jun 2010)
ABC News - The Indonesian province of Papua has been rocked by four earthquakes, killing two people and triggering panic as residents fled their homes.

Rescind AGO book ban right: Rights body (16 Jun 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Chairman of the National Commission of Human Rights Ifdhal Kasim denounced Tuesday the Attorney General’s Office’s right to ban books as unconstitutional. According to him, 1963 Law on Monitoring Printed Materials with Content that Could Endanger Public Order and the 2004 AGO Law, which grant the judicial body the right to supervise and ban books, both contradict the 1945 Constitution.

Journalists in Timika and Merauke intimidated (16 Jun 2010)
Tapol - Journalists in Timika and Merauke intimidated. Several journalists in Timika have received death threats. Journalists in Merauke were subjected to unacceptable behaviour at Merauke airport.

Kopassus not in US, RI pact (15 Jun 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The Indonesian and US governments have signed a defense agreement that may help mend bilateral ties after a US military embargo, but excluded specific mention of Indonesia’s special forces.

Police send reinforcement troops to Papua after fatal attack (15 Jun 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The National Police has sent a company of Mobile Brigade (Brimob) strike force troops to the restive Papua regency of Puncak Jaya following an attack that killed a member of the elite unit on Monday.