October 9, 2018
The third quarter of 2018 was characterized by a considerable increase in political arrests resulting from police action during the dispersal of various peaceful demonstrations.
September 5, 2018
Papua New Guinean heavyweight champions and founders of the Wan Papua Warriors rugby team Tala and Tomasi Kami have released video statements calling for Pacific leaders to keep the issue of West Papua at the forefront of discussions during the Pacific Islands Forum being held on Nauru this week. As…
September 4, 2018
BREAKING NEWS FROM OCCUPIED WEST PAPUA – Arrests took place on 4th September as people around the country gathered to hold peaceful rallies to support the ULMWP at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) meeting, which is currently underway on Nauru.
August 29, 2018
Last year international human rights attorney Melinda Janki said “It is not a question of if but when West Papuans will be granted a genuine act of self-determination.” On the long road to independence the diplomatic efforts of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has positioned them to
August 28, 2018
Press Release – For Immediate Release: 26 August, 2017 Contact: Spokesperson Raki Ap Free West Papua Campaign: [email protected] West Papuan people rally to call upon Pacific (PIF) leaders to support self-determination at the United Nations. Growing solidarity across the Pacific set to mobilise to show support for West Papuan self-determination.…
April 25, 2018
You might have noticed we’ve been gone for a while! For the last 2 weeks, our website was down after being hacked by the Indonesian government. At last we are up and running again but several other West Papua related websites are still down.
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 27, 2018
The following article comes from Benar News and was written by West Papuan journalist Victor Mambor. It was originally published here. Teen’s Death Underscores Impunity in West Papua, Activists Say High school student Riko Ayomi was already dying when police brought him home in Sorong, a city on the western…
March 14, 2018
Could YOU use your talents or do something you’ve never done to raise support for West Papua? Could YOU take the #FreeWestPapuaChallenge? Over the years, around the world people have undertaken incredible and inspiring acts of solidarity with West Papua, by themselves and in groups, to raise much-needed awareness and…