January 10, 2018
Yesterday West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion was in court facing charges of “treason” after helping to support the West Papuan People’s Petition. After months of postponing the trial following a lack of witnesses, the judge himself did not show up and so the trial has been postponed until Thursday…
January 10, 2018
Sydney Criminal Lawyers spoke to Free West Papua campaign spokesperson Raki Ap about the conditions that Mr Awerkion is facing, the question around charging an individual with treason over a petition that Indonesian authorities claim is a hoax, and freedom for Yanto and West Papua.
World’s eyes on Indonesia as Political Prisoner Yanto Awerkion is tried for ‘Treason’ over Support For West Papua Independence Petition – 9th January 2018
January 3, 2018
World’s eyes on Indonesia as Political Prisoner Yanto Awerkion is tried for Treason Over Support For West Papua Independence Petition – 9th January 2018 Video of Yanko Version 1 (with subtitles) www.x Version 2 (without subtitles) www.x LONDON – The world’s eyes are on Indonesia on 9th January 2018 as…
December 22, 2017
West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda has written this Christmas and New Year message to the people of West Papua and all international supporters, giving his thanks at the incredible progresses made for West Papua in 2o17 and his encouragement for the years ahead. The Free West Papua Campaign echoes…
December 19, 2017
Please help us to get Yanto out of jail Please help us free Yanto Rather than sharing Christmas with his family, West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion will be spending Christmas day in a prison cell in West Papua – all for signing a petition…. In May 2017, the Indonesian…
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…
November 25, 2017
We are delighted to report that the new Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, H.E. Mr. Rick Hou, is following in the footsteps of former PM H.E. Mr. Manasseh Sogavare in supporting West Papua. Thank you Prime Minister! Tagio tumas! After meeting with Octovianus Mote from the United Liberation Movement for…
November 10, 2017
On 8th November, Sydney Criminal Lawyers interviewed West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda on the story, success and significance of the West Papuan People’s Petition, which he presented to the United Nations in September, containing the signatures of over 1.8 million West Papuan people.
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.
Australian Green Party calls for Senate motion supporting West Papuan self-determination, following the petition
October 23, 2017
On 19th October in the Australian Senate, Leader of the Green Party, Senator Richard Di Natale put forward a motion in support of West Papuan self-determination, following the historic West Papuan People’s Petition signed by over 1.8 million people being submitted to the Untied Natio