Category: Human Rights
September 2, 2022
Seven people have been found guilty of treason after raising the banned Morning Star flag in West Papua, a province of Indonesia. In the Jayapura District Court this week, the seven were each jailed for 10 months and fined. The flag is considered a symbol of the West Papua struggle for independence and has been […]
August 26, 2022
Indonesian security forces said Monday they have arrested six elite troops who are accused of involvement in the killing of four indigenous Papuans and the mutilation of their bodies. Residents of Iwaka village in Mimika district were shocked on Friday by the discovery of four sacks, each containing a headless and legless torso, in the […]
August 10, 2022
July 12, 2022
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June 8, 2022
We are excited to share with you our new monthly newsletter: PAPUA MERDEKA.
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.