Category: Human Rights
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 18, 2015
Folloiwng the raid on Manyobi village on Yapen Island in West Papua, shocking details have emerged of a massacre of West Papuan villagers. 8 West Papuan people were shot, 2 more were shot dead and 2 more tortured to death
December 13, 2015
URGENT NEWS FROM OCCUPIED WEST PAPUA According to CNN, the Indonesian government has ordered all International NGO offices to close operations and leave West Papua by the end of 2015. They apparently received these instructions from the state earlier this month. This is a familiar story in West Papua as…
December 11, 2015
West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda has written this statement on International Human Rights Day about the deaths of up to 4 West Papuan villagers in Yapen who were shot by the Indonesian military and police for raising the West Papuan flag on 1st December 2015. Office of Benny Wenda
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
December 3, 2015
On Tuesday 1st December, West Papuans were commemorating their national day and 54 years to the day since the West Papuan flag was first raised in 1961. In response to flag raisings and demonstrations all over West Papua and Indonesia, the Indonesian authorities brutally cracked down on all such activities.
November 19, 2015
After more than 11 years in jail for raising the West Papuan flag, West Papuan independence leader Filep Karma has finally been released! This is an incredible day for the people of West Papua and follows from years of hard work and campaigning for his freedom. It is a reward…
November 13, 2015
Cartoonist’s depiction of Indonesian government restrictions on media freedom and rights monitoring in Papua. Source: Toni Malakian for Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch have released an extensive and damning report into the state of media freedom in West Papua. Titled “Something to Hide? Indonesia’s Restrictions…
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…
October 29, 2015
An article has recently been published by the Guardian, exposing some of the institutionalised violence against women in West Papua. The article documents many human rights violations against women and also mentions how West Papuans were denied their right to a referendum on self-determination.