Category: Political Prisoners
October 19, 2017
Research by the Papuan Women’s Working Group together with the Asia Justice Rights (AJAR) has revealed shocking levels of Indonesian state violence being committed towards West Papuan women.
October 19, 2017
We have recently received disturbing reports from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) that from 11th to 13th October, West Papuan student Yunus Manaruni was brutally tortured and threatened with death by the Indonesian police for allegedly not having his motorbike licence. He was reportedly beaten at least 10 times
October 18, 2017
Yesterday 17th October, over 1,500 people gathered outside the office of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) in Wamena, West Papua to give thanks at the successful delivery of the West Papuan People’s Petition to the Untied Nations.
Media Alert: Over 500 people arrested for calling for West Papua’s full MSG membership and rejecting Indonesia’s invasion
December 19, 2016
Today 19th December, rallies took place across West Papua to show support for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua at the MSG, as well as rejecting the Indonesian military’s illegal invasion of West Papua exactly 55 years ago on 19th December.
December 18, 2016
This message has been released by West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda ahead of rallies that are planned tomorrow on 19th December in West Papua, rejecting the Indonesian military’s illegal invasion of West Papua exactly 55 years ago on 19th December Dear everyone, I am writing this message as an…
June 22, 2016
Last week a Spanish tourist was arrested by the Indonesian police in Port Numbay/Jayapura, West Papua for attending a Free West Papua rally on Wednesday 15th June. Last week thousands of people in West Papua held rallies across the country and in several Indonesian cities to call for self-determination and…
June 1, 2016
This statement has been released by West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda after the mass arrests of West Papuan people this week. For media and press inquiries, please contact the Office of Benny Wenda +447411053953 Dear everyone, Over the past few days, around 600 West Papuan people have been reportedly
Mass rallies held all over West Papua to call for full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group – 44 arrested
April 19, 2016
On Wednesday 13th April, mass rallies were held across West Papua to call for The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP)’s full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The people of West Papua demonstrated in their thousands and made their wishes heard in Port Numbay/Jayapura, Sorong, Wamena, Biak,…
West Papuans arrested, beaten and jailed for supporting full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group
April 11, 2016
On 5th April, West Papuans commemorated what they refer to as the Day of Hope, the day that the West Papuan Parliament was first launched in 1961. Indonesian military and police storming the peaceful West Papuan prayer gathering because West Papuans were praying for full membership…