December 16, 2017
This year, people across West Papua held demonstrations across the country calling for their fundamental human rights, including their right to self-determination. Meanwhile, a 16 year old West Papuan boy was shot by suspected members of the Indonesian Special Forces.
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 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”.
November 10, 2017
Today we remember the great West Papuan Independence Leader Theys Eluay, who was assassinated by Indonesian Special Forces exactly 16 years ago on 10th November 2001.
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 24, 2017
The photo and much of the info in this article come from Radio New Zealand. In the last few days, news has filtered out of West Papua that the Indonesian militry and police have nce again been engaging in “Sweeping Operations” around the area of the Grasberg Mine, operated by…
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.
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
Human Rights Law Centre calls for Australia to act on West Papuan People’s Petition, following its election to UN Human Rights Council
October 18, 2017
Yesterday, 17th October, Australia was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council. As West Papua’s closest and largest regional neighbour, this has incredibly significant implications for human rights in West Papua. Benny Wenda, West Papuan Independence Leader and Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for…