August 21, 2018
The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak released a statement and video showing hundreds of students at Cenderawasih University in West Papua refusing to register for school unless their Melanesian identity was recognized. In a show of solidarity, both Indonesian and Melanesian students banned together
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…
September 6, 2017
Yesterday demonstrations were held in Apia, Samoa and Kiunga, Papua New Guinea to call upon the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) to support self-determination for West Papua at the current 48th Leaders Meeting.
August 16, 2017
Yesterday, on 15th August 2017 100 people were arrested in 3 cities for peacefully demonstrating for West Papua’s freedom and to remember what is known to the people of West Papua as the “Day of Broken Promise”. This day marks the “New York Agreement” of 15th August 1962 when West…
July 8, 2017
We have received urgent reports from West Papua that between 30th June and 6th July, over 130 West Papuan people were arrested and many of them tortured, by the Indonesian police for peaceful actions.
April 25, 2017
This statement has been released by West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda as a message for ANZAC Day which has considerable importance for the people of West Papua and the rest of the Pacific, as well as to Australia and New Zealand Today, we remember those who have fallen. Today,…
April 24, 2017
More urgent news from West Papua According to local reports and eyewitnesses, on 20th April West Papuan man Ulis Torot was shot by the Indonesian police in Aifat, Sorong, near the famous Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua. According to TabloidJubi, Ulis Torot was shot after an argument with…
April 5, 2017
Today around 1000 people gathered in Waena in Port Numbay/Jayapura, the capital city of West Papua to launch the manual petition for West Papuan self-determination, supporting the online version. The 5th April 2017 marks exactly 56 years to the day that the Nieuw Guinea Raad or New Guinea Council first met in…
April 1, 2017
This week, the global petition for West Papuan self-determination was launched in Papua New Guinea. This historic, grassroots petition, which was originally launched at the British parliament in Westminster on 27th January, is being shared around the world both online and offline and now has over 20,000 signatures. [caption id=”attachment_3627″…
December 24, 2016
The Free West Papua Campaign would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It’s been an incredible year for West Papua with so much momentum and support increasing from around the world.