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Human rights activist Asmara Nababan dies (28 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Former secretary general of the National Commission for Human Rights Asmara Nababan passed away on Thursday noon in Fuda Cancer Hospital, Guangzhou, China, from lungs cancer. He was 64.

Cyber attack on human rights charity (28 Oct 2010)
Channel4 News - Newsreport highlighting a Papuan rally yesterday for UN intervention and the cyber attack on sites distributing the torture video's.

Indonesian Lawmakers Back a Beefed Up Komnas HAM for Rights Cases (28 Oct 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The National Commission on Human Rights’ quest to increase its powers is gaining favor among legislators. Current laws stipulate that the commission, known as Komnas HAM, can only conduct informal probes into grave human rights violations — or what the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court defines as “crimes against humanity” — but it cannot conduct criminal investigations.

Mega-Plantations in West Papua: A Growing Problem (27 Oct 2010)
Minority Rights Group - Joe Gonzales, MRG’s Media Intern in London, reports back from a meeting discussing the negative consequences of a commercial agriculture project on the indigenous people of West Papua, Indonesia.

Papuans want government to put end to violence (27 Oct 2010)
Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) - Papua lawmakers insisted Tuesday that government take stern action against security personnel involved in a controversial video of alleged torture of Papuans by members of the Indonesian Military.