Ask your UK MP to join the All Party Parliamentary Group
We are asking all our UK supporters to ask their representatives in parliament to join the All Party Parliamentary Group for West Papua by sending them this document. We would encourage those of you who do not live in the UK to take similar action in your respective countries.
It has now been 50 years since the right to self-determination of the West Papuan people was violated under the false 1969 ‘Act of free choice’, orchestrated by the Indonesian military as a sham referendum, to legitimise their brutal 1963 occupation of the territory, and systematic repression of the human rights of the West Papuan people. Since then the evidence has been indisputable that genocide has been committed against the native peoples of the region, a paper prepared by the Yale Law School for the Indonesian Human Rights Campaign in 2004 found “[There is]in the available evidence a strong indication that the Indonesian government has committed genocide against the West Papuans”. A further study carried out by the University of Sydney claims that the continuation of current practices in West Papua “may pose serious threats to the survival of the indigenous people of the Indonesian province of Papua.” Indeed throughout the illegal occupation it is estimated that 500,000 people have died.
The people of West Papua are relying on your actions for their basic human rights to be respected, to be treated with dignity and to be governed by whom they wish!
Click here to download letter to send to your MP.