Category: Human Rights
December 15, 2017
As the year draws to a close, we would like to give an update on the situation around West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion who was arrested on 30th May 2017, simply for speaking at an event supporting the historic West Papuan People’s Petition which in total was signed by…
December 1, 2017
HAPPY NATIONAL DAY WEST PAPUA! Today the #GlobalFlagRaising for West Papua begins, as the people of West Papua celebrate the 56th Anniversary of the day the West Papuan flag was first raised on 1st December, 1961. Today the flag will be raised in solidarity around the world with…
November 28, 2017
Calling on ALL supporters to join the Global Flag Raising for West Papua! We are inviting you to join us to take part in what we hope to be the biggest Global day of action for West Papua so far. Each year we ask supporters to take photos of themselves
November 23, 2017
We have received reports that on 19th November, West Papuan man named Izak was brutally tortured by the Indonesian military and thrown into a police cell where he soon died from his injuries.
November 18, 2017
WEST PAPUAN CIVILIANS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER AS INDONESIAN MILITARY AND POLICE RAID THEIR VILLAGES
November 14, 2017
This is an urgent alert for the international community and the international media. The Indonesian military and police are set to imminently storm 2 West Papuan villages and take villagers there “dead or alive”.
November 10, 2017
Today we remember the great West Papuan Independence Leader Theys Eluay, who was assassinated by Indonesian Special Forces exactly 16 years ago on 10th November 2001.
West Papuan school student dies in prison after being tortured by the Indonesian military and police
November 2, 2017
We have received shocking and heartbreaking news from West Papua that on 30th October, West Papuan school student Oktovianus Beteop died after being brutally tortured by the Indonesian military and police.
October 27, 2017
On 21st October, 200 personnel from the Indonesian Police Mobile Brigade (BRIMOB) were sent to West Papua from Makassar, Indonesia. According to the Indonesian media, they were sent “in anticipation” of the conflict in West Papua.
October 25, 2017
Vanuatu is calling on the Australian government to support West Papua now that it has been elected to sit at the UN Human Rights Council.