Category: Fact Finding Mission
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
October 18, 2017
Yesterday 17th October, over 1,500 people gathered outside the office of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) in Wamena, West Papua to give thanks at the successful delivery of the West Papuan People’s Petition to the Untied Nations.
October 17, 2017
The statement below has been written by West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda, following a spate of brutal human rights violations committed towards West Papuan people this month.
September 27, 2017
Yesterday 26th August at 17:00 New York Time, the West Papuan People’s Petition, together with the Global Petition for West Papua was handed into the Head of the United Nations Decolonisation Committee by Benny Wenda, the Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). This incredible petition was
September 25, 2017
We have received urgent, unconfirmed reports from West Papua that yesterday 2 West Papuan youths were tortured by the Indonesian military in the city of Merauke. According to a victim’s testimony, on 24th September, the 2 West Papuan youths arrived at the city of Merauke from their village of Yanggandur…
September 20, 2017
Today at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the government of Solomon Islands reiterated its firm support for the human rights of the people of West Papua and condemned the increasing human rights violations against West Papuan people. Solomon Islands Permanent Representative, Minister Councilor Barrett Salato on behalf of the…
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…
September 15, 2017
On behalf of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) and the people of West Papua, I would like to thank everyone who has signed and been involved in both the West Papuan People’s Petition and the Global Petition for West Papua. We the people of West Papua, supported…
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 21, 2017
We have received urgent and unconfirmed reports that on 20th August at approximately 15:20, 24 West Papuan activists were arrested by the Indonesian police in the port of Fak-fak. It is believed that all the activists are from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB). The names of those reported arrested…