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Lawyer calls for 'inventory of all human rights abuses in Papua (16 Nov 2012)
Bintang Papua - The fact that many human rights violations which, according to the indigenous Papuan people, have occurred but have never been resolved, has drawn a comment from Budi Setyanto, a lawyer who is the director of the Institute for Civil Strengthening.

LP3BH-Manokwari calls for dialogue between Papua and Indonesia (14 Nov 2012)
West Papua Media Alerts - COMMENT by Yan Christian Warinussy Executive-Director of LP3BH, Manokwari: In the concluding months of 2012, there have been many more acts of violence in Papua and West Papua which reflects very badly on the government of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) at a time when development, good governance and security are essential in the Land of Papua as an integral part of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI). This is happening as a time when many countries which are members of the UN Human Rights Council are closely watching the situation, following the Universal Periodic Review in May 2012, which made 180 recommendations, thirty of which were rejected by the Indonesian government.

Indonesia should apply international human rights standards: UN (14 Nov 2012)
Antara News - The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, said that the Indonesian government should implement international human rights standards in its legislative regulations, at the local and national levels.

Report on the US ambassador’s meetings with various government agencies and institutions (13 Nov 2012)
Bintang Papua - (via Tapol) The following is a summary of two lengthy reports in Bintang Papua on 7 and 8 November about the visit earlier this month of the US ambassador Scot Marciel, to West Papua.

Indonesia to import tanks from Germany (9 Nov 2012)
jaringnews - Berlin: According to the Financial Times, the sale of Leopard and Marder tanks to Indonesia is not a government-to-government deal but is the result of a special request made to the German company Rheinmetall. The Indonesian minister of defence Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin said that this weapons deal is worth a 217 million euros and will be financed by credit from abroad. This is not what usually happens. Normally, when Germany sells second-hand military equipment, it is usually a deal between the two governments.