US State Department report puts spotlight on West Papua

April 14, 2022

A report by the US State Department on human rights in Indonesia has cast a spotlight on the ongoing genocide being committed in West Papua.

The report includes credible evidence supporting claims of human rights abuses by the Indonesian regime including:

  • Unlawful civilian harm
  • Torture and physical abuses
  • Serious restrictions on free expression and media, including unjustified arrests or prosecutions of journalists and religious figures
  • Censorship, and the existence of criminal libel laws
  • Serious restrictions on internet freedom
  • Substantial interference with the freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association
  • Serious government corruption
  • Lack of investigation of and accountability for gender-based violence
  • Crimes involving violence or threats of violence targeting members of racial and ethnic minority groups
  • Crimes involving violence or threats of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex persons
  • Existence of laws criminalizing consensual same-sex sexual conduct between adults.

Read the full report on the State Department website or download a PDF of it here