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Free West Papua Campaign Newsletter April 2016

It’s been another busy and exciting month for the Campaign, with the hope of West Papua’s inclusion into the Melanesian Spearhead Group with full membership on the horizon, as well as the build-up to an important meeting of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua in May. Sadly, there has been a huge surge in the number of West Papuans illegally arrested, as the Indonesian authorities continue to use police brutality to crack down on peaceful demonstrations and displays of support for independence. Please help us show them that the eyes of the world are watching….

Global Call for Action – April 2016

This month we need all of our supporters across the globe to join in our April actions and help us build momentum for this important moment in West Papua’s history.

Here’s how you can show your support:

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ILWP Press Release: EU visit of Indonesian President Joko Widodo is a farce: Indonesia is misleading the EU and its Member States

This week, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been visiting the EU and Member States, including the UK, the Netherlands and Germany.
In response to this visit, the International Lawyers for West Papua released this statement:
While working on an improved image in order to attract foreign investors, Indonesia

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Mass rallies held all over West Papua to call for full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group – 44 arrested

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,…

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West Papuans arrested, beaten and jailed for supporting full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group

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…

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