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UN Rapporteur to observe human rights in Indonesia (8 Nov 2007)
ANTARA News - United Nations` rapporteur on torture and other cruel treatment, Manfred Nowak, will visit Indonesia from November 10 to 25, 2007 at the invitation of the Indonesian government, according to the UN representative office here on Thursday.

Indonesia moving ahead with human rights agenda (6 Nov 2007)
The Jakarta Post, Op-Ed by Marty M. Natalegawa - The promotion and protection of human rights are fundamental to the work and credibility of the United Nations. The UN Charter rightly starts with "We, the peoples", highlighting the determination to uphold human dignity in today's world.

Papuan peace lovers want troops to leave (6 Nov 2007)
The Jakarta Post, Op-Ed by neles Tebay - In the wake of civil society's efforts to transform Papua into a land of peace, the Indonesian Military (TNI) has been growing both in strength and numbers in the province, as reported by the International Crisis Group in September last year. Plagued by what the government calls a separatist movement, Papua is expected to become home to thousands of troops over the next few years.

Papuan dies after being struck in the face by a soldier (5 Nov 2007)
Cenderawasih Pos - A man of 23 years died after being struck several times by a soldier attached to the district command Korem 172/PWY. The soldier has been identified only by his initials Sergeant YK.

Hotline Asia urgent appeal: GUARANTEE SAFETY OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST (3 Nov 2007)
Mr. Sabar Iwanggin (43), an assistant lawyer of the advocacy team of the “Abepura Case 2006” was arrested on 18 October 2007 at 6pm, in front of the Sports Building GOR in Jayapura, capital of Papua province (West Papua). Witnesses said the arrest was conducted by members of Detachment 88 anti-terror unit and 30 police officers.