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Indonesia: Prosecute Abusive Soldiers in Civilian Courts (22 Apr 2010)
Human Rights Watch - The Indonesian parliament should enact a pending bill that would permit civilian authorities to investigate and prosecute soldiers responsible for crimes against civilians, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to a key lawmaker released today. Human Rights Watch said that a recent case in which soldiers allegedly assaulted four children in Depok, near Jakarta, highlighted the armed forces' longstanding failure to prosecute abusive military personnel.

ALDP on the Papua-Jakarta Dialogue - Still under suspicion and worry (21 Apr 2010)
Aliansi Demokrasi untuk Papua (Alliance of Democracy for Papua) - ALDP 2009 annual report recorded that in 2010 the dialog will be interestingly batted around. The opponents and proponents of the discourse will be diverse, tend to be unpredictable, and many arguments which would likely be critical, scientific, and provocative up to a destructive debate for certain group interests.

Book addresses land ownership issue in Papua (20 Apr 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Atmajaya Catholic University researchers launched Tuesday a book addressing land ownership issue in Papua, highlighting a general misconception between local tribes and outsiders apparently obstructing the latter’s attempts to exploit the region.

Papuan regent arrested for alleged graft (17 Apr 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested the regent of Boven Digul, Papua province, for his alleged hand in graft that caused state losses of about Rp 49 billion (US$5.4 million).

Anti-oil palm campaigns ‘no business’ of Church (16 Apr 2010)
UCAN - Pontianak Archbishop: Religious men and women should not get involved in controversy over oil palm plantations in the country, which is “none of the Catholic Church’s business.”