Category: Fact Finding Mission
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…
URGENT: Up to 17 people, including 6 children, shot by the Indonesian police and security forces in Deiyai, 1 killed
August 1, 2017
We have received urgent, unconfirmed reports from Deiyai in West Papua that today up to 17 West Papuan people, including 7 children were shot by the Indonesian military and police. A photo believed to show one of the victims of the attack, currently in hospital. West…
May 26, 2017
This statement has been written by West Papuan Independence leader Benny Wenda after Indonesian police officers brutally tortured Nareki Kogoya from the Human Rights Commission. It brings more sadness for the people of West Papua to learn that another innocent West Papuan person has been brutally tortured by the…
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…
March 1, 2017
The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) leaders Benny Wenda and Octovianus Mote are at the United Nations in Geneva for the High-Level Segment -34th Regular Session Human Rights Council. Along with other senior Pacific delegates from the Pacific Coalition for West Papua.
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.
Media Alert: Over 500 people arrested for calling for West Papua’s full MSG membership and rejecting Indonesia’s invasion
December 19, 2016
Today 19th December, rallies took place across West Papua to show support for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua at the MSG, as well as rejecting the Indonesian military’s illegal invasion of West Papua exactly 55 years ago on 19th December.
December 18, 2016
This message has been released by West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda ahead of rallies that are planned tomorrow on 19th December in West Papua, rejecting the Indonesian military’s illegal invasion of West Papua exactly 55 years ago on 19th December Dear everyone, I am writing this message as an…
June 9, 2016
On Wednesday 8th June Benny Wenda and Octovianus Mote of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua were interviewed on ABC New Australia. The interview covered the recent call for an internationally supervised vote on independence for West Papua, membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Pacific Islands Forum,
Mass rallies held all over West Papua to call for full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group – 44 arrested
April 19, 2016
On Wednesday 13th April, mass rallies were held across West Papua to call for The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP)’s full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The people of West Papua demonstrated in their thousands and made their wishes heard in Port Numbay/Jayapura, Sorong, Wamena, Biak,…