Category: Act of Free Choice
West Papuans arrested, beaten and jailed for supporting full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group
April 11, 2016
On 5th April, West Papuans commemorated what they refer to as the Day of Hope, the day that the West Papuan Parliament was first launched in 1961. Indonesian military and police storming the peaceful West Papuan prayer gathering because West Papuans were praying for full membership…
April 3, 2016
Almost fifty years since the so called ‘Act of Free Choice’, the time has now come to put an end to the bloodshed, and allow the West Papuan people an opportunity to determine their own political future.
March 27, 2016
Dear everyone, During this Easter time of peace, the Indonesian military has made West Papua a land of ongoing military operations. The people of West Papua are in grave danger this season as the Indonesian military is currently undertaking “sweeping operations” in the Central Highlands of West Papua which…
March 23, 2016
PRESS RELEASE Chief Benny Wenda’s statement on his recent visit to Ghana. The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. It does not matter where the battle erupts, be it in Africa, Asia or Latin America, the master-mind and master-hand at work…
February 25, 2016
The meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua Yesterday, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on West Papua met to discuss the situation in West Papua and the ongoing struggle of the West Papuan people for self-determination. This is the second meeting of…
February 19, 2016
Our friends at Free West Papua Campaign-WA (Western Australia) have made this moving and powerful informative video about the West Papuan genocide and the illegal Indoensian occupation of the country. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeetVvqKelw Featuring a traditional freedom song by a West Papuan musician, this video explains in simple
January 27, 2016
A new and inspiring documentary, Punks for West Papua has recently been released, following the punk rock community of Australia who have united in force to support the people of West Papua and the struggle for freedom. Watch the trailer for the ground breaking new documentary here Last year, the
January 19, 2016
It is very encouraging that the United States government is showing concern at the terrible human rights situation in occupied West Papua where it is estimated over 500,000 West Papuan people have been killed ever since West Papua was illegally annexed by Indonesia in 1969.
January 6, 2016
West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda recently wrote a Press Release condemning threats and blame from the Head of the Indonesian Police and the Head of the Indonesian Intelligence Agency. Following their response to this Press Release, Benny Wenda released a second Press Statement, quesioning who the real liars are
More than 700 West Papuan people persecuted – Human Rights abuses in West Papua have increased under Jokowi
December 18, 2015
In the one year that Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been in office, human rights violations in West Papua have increased and even the National Human Rights Commission has stated that in this year more than 700 West Papuans have been persecuted through being arrested, beaten, and tortured.