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Background to Kapeso events remain unclear (10 Jun 2009)
Cepos - Events in Kapeso should not affect the presidential election Following a visit to West Papua by several senior military officers, the local chief of police said that they hoped that the developments in Kapeso would not influence the holding of the presidential election in July this year.

Papua development funds better managed by locals (10 Jun 2009)
Through Law Number 21/2001, we, as a nation, have committed ourselves to giving a chance to Papuans to catch up with other regions in Indonesia, by awarding it special autonomy status (Otsus) and by providing it with a special allocation of funds for twenty years.

Presidential election debates must include human rights (10 Jun 2009)
TAPOL press release - The decision to exclude human rights from the topics to be discussed by the presidential and vice presidential candidates in televised debates organised by Indonesia's General Elections Commission will deprive the electorate of information about the records and views of the candidates on a matter of grave importance, says TAPOL, the UK-based organisation that promotes human rights, peace and democracy in Indonesia.

Lawyer asks about progress in themurder of Opinus Tabuni (10 Jun 2009)
Cepos - A leading human rights lawyer in West Papua, Anum Siregar, has expressed her concern that there has been no follow-up regarding the shooting dead of Opinus Tabuni, who died during an event to commemorate the anniversary of indigenous people's day on 9 August 2008.

The Indonesian freedom agenda, don't let it rest (10 Jun 2009)
Jakarta Post - Going through the vision and mission statements of all three presidential candidates, one would be hard-pressed to find the word freedom.