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Military on the Defensive Over Papua Torture Case Court-Martial Switch (8 Nov 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The military has failed to say why it switched Friday’s announced court-martial of five soldiers accused of torturing two detainees in Papua but has said they will face justice.

Deceived: Papua trial does not include video torturers (8 Nov 2010)
Sydney Morning Herald - A military trial into abuses committed by soldiers in Papua, trumpeted by the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, before a visit by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, as evidence of the country's commitment to human rights, has proven to be a grand deception.

Papuan torture trial 'red herring' (8 Nov 2010)
The Age - A MILITARY trial into abuses by soldiers in Papua, trumpeted by Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as evidence of the country's commitment to human rights ahead of Julia Gillard's visit, has proven to be a grand deception.

Indonesia: Obama Should Make a Stand for Human Rights (7 Nov 2010)
Human Rights Watch - US President Barack Obama's visit to Indonesia on November 9 through 11, 2010, is an important opportunity to make a stand for free expression, religious freedom, and a rights-respecting, accountable military in Indonesia, Human Rights Watch said today.

A Symbolic Visit That Promises Indonesia Real Benefits (7 Nov 2010)
Jakarta Globe - Much of the hype around US President Barack Obama’s visit on Tuesday revolves around his ties with Muslims and his return to his childhood home. But it also carries an understated strategic importance: it is a chance to finally sign the US-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership.