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Police Arrest 165 Papua in Latest Papua Tribal Clash (26 Jul 2012)
Jakarta Globe - As the Jakarta Globe reported, the Police arrested 165 tribesmen from the village of Kwamki Lama in Mimika, Papua, on Wednesday, after another outbreak of violence between residents of three neighborhoods in the village.

15 Papua arrested in Jayapura (25 Jul 2012)
TAPOL - According to SKHP, Solidarity for Victims of Human Rights Abuse, 15 members were arrested while collecting money to cover the costs of medical treatment for political prisoners and other prisoners being held in Abepura.

Yusak Pakage detained (24 Jul 2012)
FBN - Yusak Pakage, former political prisoner was detained by policemen yesterday shortly before the trial of Buchtar Tabuni that should have started this afternoon (we now know it was postponed). Pakage was kept from meeting Tabuni and was kicked and then detained.

Trial of Buchtar Tabuni postponed (24 Jul 2012)
TAPOL - The second hearing in the trial of Buchtar Tabuni did not proceed as planned because a witness who was due to appear failed to turn up.

German Tanks for Indonesia? (16 Jul 2012)
FBN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Indonesia this week and met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) regarding political ties between Indonesia and Germany. According to President Yudhoyono the acquisition of 100 german combat tanks type Leopard to upgrade the Indonesian military was one of the discussion points. The planned deal now, as an earlier one in 1993 when Germany sold 39 warships to Indonesia, comes under protest of human rights groups in and outside Indonesia.