Category: Human Rights
April 25, 2018
On May 1st-4th is World Press Freedom Day in Accra, Ghana. 1st May will also mark exactly 55 years to the day that Indonesia first occupied West Papua on 1st May 1963 and began the genocide of the West Papuan people. West Papuans call this “The Day of Terror”. On
April 8, 2018
Today in West Papua, 5 students were arrested by the Indonesian police, simply for conducting fundraising activities for the people of Papua New Guinea, following the devastating earthquake which struck in February. According to West Papuan media outlet Suara Papua; Yefri Tabuni, Alber Yatipai, Basten Takege, Barata Pekey and Steven…
April 7, 2018
In the ongoing Indonesian military operations in the Tembagapura district of West Papua, at least 1 West Papuan civilian has been killed and several others have been wounded by Indonesian soldiers.
April 7, 2018
We have received urgent, unconfirmed reports from West Papua that at 9 pm yesterday, 2 West Papuan youths were shot by the Indonesian military and police in Mauwa village
April 5, 2018
The following article comes from The Guardian and was originally published here. Indonesian forces detain dozens at West Papua university More than 40 people taken into custody at the University of Cenderawasih in Jayapura Dozens of students and activists have been detained by Indonesian…
April 2, 2018
The following article was written by Benny Wenda, Chairman of The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), following the release of West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion. The article was originally published here. As the world celebrates Easter Sunday, in West Papua we are also celebrating the long-awaited release…
March 27, 2018
The following article comes from Benar News and was written by West Papuan journalist Victor Mambor. It was originally published here. Teen’s Death Underscores Impunity in West Papua, Activists Say High school student Riko Ayomi was already dying when police brought him home in Sorong, a city on the western…
March 13, 2018
After 17 court cases and more than 9 months in jail, West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion has finally been sentenced and is due to be released by the end of the month.
March 12, 2018
After 8 months in jail and 15 appearances in court, West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion’s trial verdict is finally set to take place tomorrow and under Indonesian law he could be given 15 year jail sentence for “treason”.
February 6, 2018
Yanto Awerkion, one of West Papua’s most prominent political prisoners has recorded a new video message today in secret, calling upon the leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to welcome West Papua back as a full MSG member at its leaders summit next week. Yanto’s trial has now…