Category: Human Rights
May 12, 2022
The International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP) launches its EU branch in the European Parliament in a packed meeting.
May 11, 2022
Demonstrations took place in West Papua and across Indonesia on 10th May against the expansion of the proposed new autonomous regions. Protestors gathered in cities including Jayapura, Wamena, Yogyakarta, and Denpasar. The demonstrations were marked by the excessive use of force by the Indonesian security forces, with several protesters injured…
April 25, 2022
The Pacific Elders’ Voice (PEV), comprising former heads of state, US congresspersons and regional figures, has issued an urgent call for Indonesia to allow the UN High Commission for Human Rights to visit West Papua and to prepare a report for the Human Rights Council. Furthermore, the body has called on all members of the […]
April 14, 2022
A report by the US State Department on human rights in Indonesia has cast a spotlight on the ongoing genocide being committed in West Papua. The report includes credible evidence supporting claims of human rights abuses by the Indonesian regime including: Unlawful civilian harm Torture and physical abuses Serious restrictions on free expression and media, […]
April 1, 2022
The ULMWP Provisional Government of West Papua will be taking part in a public hearing to discuss the situation in West Papua, happening in the House of Representatives, The Hague on 5th April. Full details below with a livestream available via this link.
March 3, 2022
The UN Human Rights Council have raised alarm about the escalating violent oppression of the West Papuan people by Indonesia, citing child killings, disappearances, torture and enforced mass displacement. “Between April and November 2021, we have received allegations indicating several instances of extrajudicial killings, including of young children, enforced disappearance, torture and inhuman treatment and […]
February 21, 2022
The EU Commission, head of a bloc of 27 countries, has joined 81 countries in the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) in calling for Indonesia to stop blocking the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from visiting West Papua. Currently, there are over 60,000 people internally displaced inside West Papua. […]
February 5, 2022
Human rights groups are demanding the unconditional release of eight Papuan university students, who have been held without trial by the Indonesian authorities for more than three months accused of treason. The students were arrested and charged after staging a pro-independence rally on Dec. 1 in Jayapura, capital of Papua province. During the rally, they […]
December 9, 2021
Report from Radio New Zealand A Polish man imprisoned by an Indonesian court in 2018 after visiting West Papua as a tourist remains languishing in a cell in Papua’s remote interior with limited help from the government of Poland, and no compassion from Jakarta. Jakub Skrzypski is serving a seven-year…
November 29, 2021
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