Category: Fact Finding Mission
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,…
March 27, 2016
Dear everyone, During this Easter time of peace, the Indonesian military has made West Papua a land of ongoing military operations. The people of West Papua are in grave danger this season as the Indonesian military is currently undertaking “sweeping operations” in the Central Highlands of West Papua which…
February 19, 2016
Set in a Rugby league clubroom, Run It Straight is an Aotearoa New Zealand film that tells the story of a community who open their hearts to the people of West Papua and the struggle for freedom. If you do one thing today, please watch and share this inspirational film.
January 23, 2016
On January 21st, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, and the Chairperson of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Hon. Manasseh Sogavare met once again with members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). The ULMWP briefed the Prime Minister on the situation in occupied West Papua and…
January 19, 2016
It is very encouraging that the United States government is showing concern at the terrible human rights situation in occupied West Papua where it is estimated over 500,000 West Papuan people have been killed ever since West Papua was illegally annexed by Indonesia in 1969.
January 19, 2016
We have just received urgent news from occupied West Papua that another West Papuan youth has been reportedly arrested, beaten and tortured by the Indonesian police. According to the report, West Ppauan student Eli Anouw was arrested without clear reason in the Nabire regency and was then beaten and tortured…
More than 700 West Papuan people persecuted – Human Rights abuses in West Papua have increased under Jokowi
December 18, 2015
In the one year that Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been in office, human rights violations in West Papua have increased and even the National Human Rights Commission has stated that in this year more than 700 West Papuans have been persecuted through being arrested, beaten, and tortured.
December 10, 2015
Yesterday, West Papuans mourned the Anniversary of the Paniai Massacre, remembering 8th December 2014 when 5 West Papuan children, were shot dead and 17 others injured by the Indonesian military. A West Papuan who took part in this Mourning ceremony said “With one heart, we young West Papuans abroad in
November 9, 2015
We are very sorry to learn that West Papuan Independence Leader Rigo Wambo reportedly died today after being tortured by the Indonesian police when he supported a West Papua-wide boycott of Indoensian Independence Celebrations. Rigo Wambo was the Chairperson of the West Papua National Committee [KNPB] in the Central Mamberamo…