Category: Human Rights
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.
October 27, 2015
A new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on West Papua has been launched in the British Parliament. Politicians from the governing and opposition parties yesterday joined together to form the APPG inside the British Parliament. Following the official launch the 1st meeting was held…
October 16, 2015
A new All Party Parliamentary Group for West Papua is being set up this month and we are calling on all UK friends and supporters to please write to their MP and ask them to join this important group.
October 8, 2015
Today in West Papua, several West Papuan monks were reportedly arrested and beaten by the Indonesian police for peacefully demonstrating against the killing of youths and children. A local journalist was also attacked by the Indonesian police.
October 4, 2015
We are extremely encouraged to report that following the historic speech at the United nations General Assembly by the Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands. Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has also spoken up with strong support for West Papua.
September 30, 2015
We have just received an urgent comprehensive human rights report from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) that on Monday 28th Levi Gebze a 16 year old West Papuan boy was arrested and tortured by the Indonesian police in Merauke.
September 30, 2015
Below is an urgent statement from Benny Wenda after two more West Papuan teenagers were shot by the Indonesian police yesterday in the town of Timika, exactly one month after 6 other West Papuans were shot by the Indonesian military in the same town. Dear everyone, Yesterday my people…
September 16, 2015
After many months of campaigning, lobbying and support from across the Pacific and around the world, we are happy to report that the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has taken action on West Papua. As well as showing concern about the human rights violations in West Papua, the leaders of the…
August 28, 2015
The family members of Julian Okoare and Emmanuel Mairimau grieving after they were shot dead by the Indonesian military today Today in West Papua, the Indonesian military opened fire outside a local church in the town of Timika, killing 2 West Papuans and seriously injuring 4…
August 21, 2015
Benny Wenda at the Free West Papua rally in London on “The Day of Broken Promise” Yesterday West Papuan independence leader and Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda was interviewed by Radio Australia about the Indonesian military torturing and murdering his