April 5, 2018
The following article comes from The Guardian and was originally published here. Indonesian forces detain dozens at West Papua university More than 40 people taken into custody at the University of Cenderawasih in Jayapura Photo: KNPB. Dozens of students and activists have been detained by Indonesian…
April 2, 2018
The following article was written by Benny Wenda, Chairman of The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), following the release of West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion. The article was originally published here. As the world celebrates Easter Sunday, in West Papua we are also celebrating the long-awaited release…
March 12, 2018
After 8 months in jail and 15 appearances in court, West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion’s trial verdict is finally set to take place tomorrow and under Indonesian law he could be given 15 year jail sentence for “treason”.
February 18, 2018
Weare delighted to announce that after months of hard campaigning from all over West Papua, across Melanesia and around the world; West Papua, represented by The United Liberation movement for West Papua (ULMWP), has fulfilled the prerequisites for full membership of the key sub-regional organisation, the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The
February 6, 2018
Yanto Awerkion, one of West Papua’s most prominent political prisoners has recorded a new video message today in secret, calling upon the leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to welcome West Papua back as a full MSG member at its leaders summit next week. Yanto’s trial has now…
February 4, 2018
New momentum needed for West Papua’s full MSG membership! From 10th to 15th February the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will meet in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and discuss the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application for full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG).
January 30, 2018
On 26th January, the Malaysian Socialist Party submitted a memorandum to a United Nations representative in Kuala Lumpur, calling on the UN to support West Papuan self-determination and to recognize the historic West Papuan People’s Petition, signed by over 1.8 million people. The memorandum was endorsed by a total of…
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…