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Aussie PM Gillard to visit RI to boost ties (23 Oct 2010)
Jakarta Post - Indonesia will be one of only two countries that Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will have visited since she was elected, says a minister. “The Australian prime minister will visit Indonesia from Nov. 1 to 2. Indonesia will be [among] the first countries she visits,” Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told a press conference on Friday at the Foreign Ministry.

Civilised Society Has No Place for Torture (23 Oct 2010)
Jakarta Globe - Torture has no place in a modern, civilized society. Period. It is thus distressing to learn that certain members of the military have engaged in such practices against innocent civilians in Papua.

Indonesia Government Admits Papua Torture Video is Real (22 Oct 2010)
Jakarta Globe & AFP - The Indonesia government has admitted that a shocking video of the torture of two Papuans is real and that the group of soldiers implicated in the abuse have been taken into custody.

Minister: soldiers acting excessively to be courtmartialed (22 Oct 2010)
ANTARA News - Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said soldiers found to have acted excessively in interrogating prisoners could be tried in a court martial.

Indonesia confirms authenticity of torture video / Indonesian Military Admits Torture in Papua (22 Oct 2010)
The Guardian / Jakarta Globe - In a rare break from tradition, top government officials on Friday admitted that soldiers were involved in the grisly torture of two Papuan men shown in a video posted on YouTube.