October 9, 2018
The third quarter of 2018 was characterized by a considerable increase in political arrests resulting from police action during the dispersal of various peaceful demonstrations.
Breaking news: More mass arrests of peaceful protesters in West Papua during demonstration over Pacific Islands Forum
September 8, 2018
Breaking news from Bintuni Bay, West Papua. Reports that colonial Indonesian police have arrested at least 15 more people for supporting Pacific Island leaders to take West Papua to the UN. Saturday 8th September, 2018. TELUK BINTUNI- The Bintuni community again held a demonstration supporting Vanuatu to push for a…
Amnesty International to Indonesia: Authorities must stop the crackdown on public events and peaceful assemblies
September 8, 2018
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT Index: ASA 21/9040/2018 Indonesia: Authorities must stop the crackdown on public events and peaceful assemblies Amnesty International is concerned about attempts by the Indonesian authorities over the last few weeks to ban public events and peaceful assemblies relating to the political opposition’s campaign to call for…
April 8, 2018
Today in West Papua, 5 students were arrested by the Indonesian police, simply for conducting fundraising activities for the people of Papua New Guinea, following the devastating earthquake which struck in February. According to West Papuan media outlet Suara Papua; Yefri Tabuni, Alber Yatipai, Basten Takege, Barata Pekey and Steven…
April 5, 2018
The following article comes from The Guardian and was originally published here. Indonesian forces detain dozens at West Papua university More than 40 people taken into custody at the University of Cenderawasih in Jayapura Photo: KNPB. Dozens of students and activists have been detained by Indonesian…
March 27, 2018
The following article comes from Benar News and was written by West Papuan journalist Victor Mambor. It was originally published here. Teen’s Death Underscores Impunity in West Papua, Activists Say High school student Riko Ayomi was already dying when police brought him home in Sorong, a city on the western…
March 12, 2018
After 8 months in jail and 15 appearances in court, West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion’s trial verdict is finally set to take place tomorrow and under Indonesian law he could be given 15 year jail sentence for “treason”.
January 10, 2018
We have received urgent reports from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) that on 7th January at 09:13 (West Papua time), 14 activists were arrested by the Indonesian military and police.
January 10, 2018
Yesterday West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion was in court facing charges of “treason” after helping to support the West Papuan People’s Petition. After months of postponing the trial following a lack of witnesses, the judge himself did not show up and so the trial has been postponed until Thursday…
World’s eyes on Indonesia as Political Prisoner Yanto Awerkion is tried for ‘Treason’ over Support For West Papua Independence Petition – 9th January 2018
January 3, 2018
World’s eyes on Indonesia as Political Prisoner Yanto Awerkion is tried for Treason Over Support For West Papua Independence Petition – 9th January 2018 Video of Yanko Version 1 (with subtitles) www.x Version 2 (without subtitles) www.x LONDON – The world’s eyes are on Indonesia on 9th January 2018 as…