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 16, 2017
On 12th November, Vanuatu Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican and took the opportunity to raise the plight of the people of West Papua.
November 10, 2017
Calling on ALL supporters to join the Global Flag Raising for West Papua! We are inviting you to join us to take part in what we hope to be the biggest Global day of action for West Papua so far!
November 3, 2017
The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu national rugby league teams have come out in strong support and solidarity with West Papua’s freedom, together raising the West Papuan national flag at an international test match in Honiara.
October 29, 2017
Last night in Oxford, United Kingdom, world renowned band Katchafire from Aotearoa New Zealand gave a Free West Papua shout out! Katchafire are known around the world as an inspiring reggae band and are also Free West Papua supporters.
October 25, 2017
Vanuatu is calling on the Australian government to support West Papua now that it has been elected to sit at the UN Human Rights Council.
October 20, 2017
Statement originally published on The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP)’s website. Following the historic presentation of the West Papuan People’s Petition to the United Nations, the internal Board Committee of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) made up of representatives of the 3 largest pro-independence organisations in West…
October 20, 2017
This statement, written by West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda was originally published on The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP)’s website. The West Papuan people’s petition is no hoax: it is the voice of our people – signed by the majority of West Papuans The real hoax is Indonesia’s justification…
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
Human Rights Law Centre calls for Australia to act on West Papuan People’s Petition, following its election to UN Human Rights Council
October 18, 2017
Yesterday, 17th October, Australia was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council. As West Papua’s closest and largest regional neighbour, this has incredibly significant implications for human rights in West Papua. Benny Wenda, West Papuan Independence Leader and Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for…