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End aid to Indonesian special forces, campaigners tell Obama (11 Nov 2010)
Radio France Internationale - As US President Barack Obama hailed Indonesia as a beacon of religious tolerance and democracy on his visit to Jakarta, an investigative reporter has revealed that the country’s special forces target civilians and churches in the province of West Papua.

Papua governor installs Asmat regent (11 Nov 2010)
The Jakarta Post - ASMAT, Papua: Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu on Tuesday swore in Asmat Regent Yuvensius A. Bikai and Vice Regent Mptong Saridjan for the 2010-2015 period during a plenary session led by Asmat regency speaker Thomas S. Safanpo in the regency capital of Agats.

Notes on follw up to TNI reform (11 Nov 2010)
AHRC - A Joint Press Release from Indonesian rights groups for the 2010 Anniversary of the Indonesian military forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

Indonesian Military Chief Defends Spying Operations in Papua (11 Nov 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The Indonesian Military chief has confirmed claims by a rights activist that the armed forces are actively carrying out intelligence gathering in Papua, and defended the move as crucial for national security.

Obama's missed opportunity in Jakarta (11 Nov 2010)
Guardian - Even as President Obama landed, evidence of Indonesia's spotty record on human rights emerged. Yet he said nothing.