Join the Global Flag Raising for West Papua on December 1st
November 1, 2018
On this 57th anniversary of the first raising of West Papua’s symbol of independence, the Morning Star Flag, we invite you to take part in this year’s Global Flag Raising action to show your solidarity for West Papua’s freedom and right to self-determination. Each year we ask supporters to send…
17 year old West Papuan boy dies in suspicious circumstances 1 day after being released from prison
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…
Yanto Awerkion’s trial verdict reportedly to take place today
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”.
At least 10 West Papuan people killed by the Indonesian military and police in 2017
January 24, 2018
The umbrella human rights organisation, the International Coalition for Papua (ICP), which presents evidence to the United Nations, has documented the extra-judicial killings of at least 10 West Papuan people by the Indonesian military and police in 2017 alone. Many others are also believed to have been killed.
Indonesian military and police shoot 5 West Papuan people and torture 4, including children
December 24, 2017
On 21st December, we received reports from a grouping of Indonesian and West Papuan human rights groups on the shooting and torture of West Papuan civilians, including children, amid Indonesian military and police “sweeping operations” in the Nduga region, West Papua. The Mugi district in the…
West Papuan activist dies from Indonesian police torture
December 16, 2017
It brings us great sadness to report the brutal murder of yet another young West Papuan activist by the Indonesian police. Mekky Hisage died on Friday 15th December, from critical injuries sustained from Indonesian police torture.
16 year old boy shot as West Papuans commemorate Human Rights Day
December 16, 2017
This year, people across West Papua held demonstrations across the country calling for their fundamental human rights, including their right to self-determination. Meanwhile, a 16 year old West Papuan boy was shot by suspected members of the Indonesian Special Forces.
Journalist tortured by the Indonesian police in West Papua for a Facebook post
November 24, 2017
This article was originally published on the Asia Pacific Report and can be read here The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned a brutal attack against journalist Saldi Hermanto in Timika, Papua, and called for a campaign of letter protests. Journalist Saldi Hermanto … attacked…
West Papuan man tortured to death by the Indonesian military in Merauke
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.
ALERT: Indonesian military and police set to raid West Papuan 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”.