November 24, 2017
This article was originally published on the Asia Pacific Report and can be read here The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned a brutal attack against journalist Saldi Hermanto in Timika, Papua, and called for a campaign of letter protests. Journalist Saldi Hermanto … attacked…
November 23, 2017
We have received reports that on 19th November, West Papuan man named Izak was brutally tortured by the Indonesian military and thrown into a police cell where he soon died from his injuries.
West Papuan school student dies in prison after being tortured by the Indonesian military and police
November 2, 2017
We have received shocking and heartbreaking news from West Papua that on 30th October, West Papuan school student Oktovianus Beteop died after being brutally tortured by the Indonesian military and police.
Asian Human Rights Commission calls for justice after West Papuan student tortured by the Indonesian police
October 24, 2017
Following the brutal torture of West Papuan student Yunus Wanaruni by the Indonesian police, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has created an urgent action appeal in calling for justice. TAKE ACTION HERE You can read the full report and action below: Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights…
October 24, 2017
The photo and much of the info in this article come from Radio New Zealand. In the last few days, news has filtered out of West Papua that the Indonesian militry and police have nce again been engaging in “Sweeping Operations” around the area of the Grasberg Mine, operated by…
October 19, 2017
Research by the Papuan Women’s Working Group together with the Asia Justice Rights (AJAR) has revealed shocking levels of Indonesian state violence being committed towards West Papuan women.
October 19, 2017
We have recently received disturbing reports from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) that from 11th to 13th October, West Papuan student Yunus Manaruni was brutally tortured and threatened with death by the Indonesian police for allegedly not having his motorbike licence. He was reportedly beaten at least 10 times
Human Rights Law Centre calls for Australia to act on West Papuan People’s Petition, following its election to UN Human Rights Council
October 18, 2017
Yesterday, 17th October, Australia was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council. As West Papua’s closest and largest regional neighbour, this has incredibly significant implications for human rights in West Papua. Benny Wenda, West Papuan Independence Leader and Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for…
September 20, 2017
Military repression, possible genocide, western collusion Indonesia refuses a referendum on self-determination & independence London, UK – 19 September 2017 By Connor Woodman, Politics of Papua Project, University of Warwick, UK The Indonesian president, Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, is desperate to keep hidden Indonesia’s dark, dirty secret: its brutal…
Indonesian journalist faces up to 4 years in prison for comparing plight of Rohingya to plight of West Papuans
September 14, 2017
Indonesian veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker Dandhy Dwi Laksono is under criminal investigation by the Indonesian police for a Facebook post comparing the plight of the Rohingya people in Myanmar to the plight of the people of West Papua. According to Global Voices, Dandhy Dwi Laksono wrote that that ‘if Myanmar’s government is…