Category: Human Rights
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
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.
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.