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Human rights groups: Video shows torture in Indonesia (21 Oct 2010)
CNN - Story highlights: Video shows gruesome torture of men in Papua province in Indonesia; Human rights groups say evidence points to Indonesian military; The military says it is launching an "intensive investigation"; Secessionist movement in Papua has been active since 1965.

Komnas HAM vows to probe reports of violence (21 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) says it will launch an investigation into reports of rights violations committed by law enforcers against Papuans, an issue that was rekindled with the recent release of an alleged torture video.

Papuan Indigenous Council confirms house and church burning in Puncak Jaya (21 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The Papuan Indigenous Council on Thursday confirmed the burning incidents of a number of houses and churches in Puncak Jaya regency, Papua, between June and October 2010.

Video of torture in Papua could benefit separatists (21 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A National Mandate Party (PAN) politician has urged for an immediate probe into torture allegedly committed by Indonesian Military (TNI) officers against Papuans, unless separatist rebel group in the province will exploit the issue to justify their fight.

Video report: Probe launched into West Papua 'torture' video (21 Oct 2010)
Channel 4 News - Graphic and distressing footage of apparent torture by soldiers has emerged from the Indonesian province of West Papua. Kylie Morris reports.