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.