Category: Act of Free Choice
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.
December 18, 2015
Folloiwng the raid on Manyobi village on Yapen Island in West Papua, shocking details have emerged of a massacre of West Papuan villagers. 8 West Papuan people were shot, 2 more were shot dead and 2 more tortured to death
November 20, 2015
Today West Papuan Independence Leader and Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa. Archbishop Desmond Tutu told Benny Wenda “The people of West Papua and their struggle are in my prayers”
October 27, 2015
A new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on West Papua has been launched in the British Parliament. Politicians from the governing and opposition parties yesterday joined together to form the APPG inside the British Parliament. Following the official launch the 1st meeting was held…
October 16, 2015
A new All Party Parliamentary Group for West Papua is being set up this month and we are calling on all UK friends and supporters to please write to their MP and ask them to join this important group.
October 7, 2015
To help West Papua gain essential support from parliaments and governments all around the world, we have compiled these ready made Template Letters for people to send to their local representatives (such as an MP/Councillor etc) asking them to support the people of West Papua and their struggle for self-determination).…
October 4, 2015
We are extremely encouraged to report that following the historic speech at the United nations General Assembly by the Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands. Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has also spoken up with strong support for West Papua.
Australian Foreign Minister speaks to Free West Papua activists on Anniversary of “Act of Free Choice”
August 2, 2015
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, speaking at the fundraiser attended by Free West Papua activists Today Free West Papua activists addressed the Australian government head on with important questions about supporting the West Papuan people. This is a significant date as it is exactly…