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West Papua deserves Barack Obama's attention (15 Nov 2010)
Guardian - If East Timor-like horrors are to be avoided, Barack Obama and the west must not ignore abuses by Indonesian security forces.

Travesty of justice in Papua (15 Nov 2010)
Jakarta Post - The seven-month imprisonment given to a junior Army officer in Papua, who was shown on YouTube leading the torture of Papuan civilians, defies the sense of justice of any decent and sane person. It’s a case of the punishment not fitting the crime. But did the Military Court in Jayapura ever consider the torture, in plain view of all who have seen the video, a criminal act?

West Papua Report - November 2010 (15 Nov 2010)
WPAT/ETAN - A video of Indonesian security forces torturing Papuan civilians again revealed the routine violence employed by these forces to terrorize the Papuan people. Calls for a genuinely independent and credible investigation of the incidents appear to be in vain as the Indonesian Government has stated that the security forces will investigate themselves. Within days of the video's release a massive cyber attack took down many of the international NGO websites which had posted the torture video footage. Analysts assessed that the cyber attack's sophistication and coordination indicated that it was the work of a government agency. While international NGO's condemned the torture unequivocally and demanded a credible investigation of the incidents, the U.S. sought to downplay the matter, commending the Indonesian security forces for acknowledging that their personnel were implicated. In a separate incident, video revealed that Indonesian security forces burned a Papuan village. The passing of Asmara Nababan removes a courageous and articulate human rights advocate from the Indonesian scene. In separate comments WPAT criticizes the U.S. administration for its "limp" response to the evidence of security force torture and for resisting calls to make an end to such abuses, real accountability for their perpetrators, and genuine reform a sine qua non for U.S. military-to-military assistance. WPAT also notes that cyber attack against websites that posted the torture video footage is consistent with the Indonesian Government's long-standing efforts to prevent international monitoring of developments in West Papua.

Activist Papuan Priests Say They Won’t Be Intimidated (14 Nov 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The Rev. Socratez Yoman was supposed to attend the Papua Baptist Church’s annual congregation meeting in the provincial capital, Jayapura, in February, but on the eve of the event, two of his most faithful disciples discouraged him, saying there was a possible plot on his life.

Audio: Indonesia and the West Papuan debate (13 Nov 2010)
ABC Radio National - In their recent visits to Jakarta, both Prime Minister Julia Gillard and President Barack Obama praised the progress Indonesia has made in the area of human rights and democratic freedoms. But the exposure of a video showing Indonesian soldiers brutally torturing two Papuan men, followed by a 'red herring' trial, raises doubts about whether any of this reform is reaching West Papua.