Category: Fact Finding Mission
December 24, 2017
On 21st December, we received reports from a grouping of Indonesian and West Papuan human rights groups on the shooting and torture of West Papuan civilians, including children, amid Indonesian military and police “sweeping operations” in the Nduga region, West Papua. The Mugi district in the…
December 16, 2017
It brings us great sadness to report the brutal murder of yet another young West Papuan activist by the Indonesian police. Mekky Hisage died on Friday 15th December, from critical injuries sustained from Indonesian police torture.
December 15, 2017
As the year draws to a close, we would like to give an update on the situation around West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion who was arrested on 30th May 2017, simply for speaking at an event supporting the historic West Papuan People’s Petition which in total was signed by…
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.
November 16, 2017
On 12th November, Vanuatu Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican and took the opportunity to raise the plight of the people of West Papua.
November 14, 2017
This is an urgent alert for the international community and the international media. The Indonesian military and police are set to imminently storm 2 West Papuan villages and take villagers there “dead or alive”.
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.
October 27, 2017
On 21st October, 200 personnel from the Indonesian Police Mobile Brigade (BRIMOB) were sent to West Papua from Makassar, Indonesia. According to the Indonesian media, they were sent “in anticipation” of the conflict in West Papua.
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.