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President Yudhoyono asks for draft of Papua mega projects plans to be completed before next year (22 Nov 2010)
eco-business.com - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on Sunday for the completion of concept designs for several so-called mega projects in Papua, including an agribusiness and green business area, by next year.

Indonesian Military to Study Up Against Terror (22 Nov 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The National Police’s anti-terrorism school will open its doors next year to soldiers in line with a new grand strategy to deal with extremists. Critics have warned of the dangers of involving the Armed Forces. The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) said the inclusion of the military could lead to abuses.

Indonesia: Stop Stalling on Investigating Torture Video Episode (21 Nov 2010)
Human Rights Watch - The Indonesian government should use the newly available video testimony of a torture victim to mount a thorough, impartial, and transparent investigation into the episode, Human Rights Watch said today. The torture of Tunaliwor Kiwo, a Papuan farmer, and his neighbor, was recorded with a mobile phone on May 30, 2010, and the video came to light in October. Kiwo recounted the details of his torture in videotaped testimony only made public in recent days.

Video and transcript of Kiwo's Torture Testimony (21 Nov 2010)
Engagemedia.org - On May 30 2010 West Papuan farmer Tunaliwor Kiwo was tortured by Indonesian soldiers along with his neighbor Telangga Gire. This transcript details his account of the ordeal for the first time. The account was given in the Lani language, translated into English. Transcript of Kiwo's Torture Testimony (English).

Ringtone anger ‘won’t affect’ SBY visit to Papua (21 Nov 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A series of conflicts sparked by a racist mobile phone ringtone will not affect a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to Jayapura, Papua. “President Yudhoyono will continue to visit Jayapura from Nov. 21-22 despite the recent conflicts,” Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Bekto Suprapto said Saturday.