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Free West Papua Campaign Newsletter July 2015

This month we are proud and delighted to announce that West Papua has made history by being awarded observer status to the Melanesian Spearhead Group. This ground breaking news comes after months of hard work by the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), backed up by thousands of demonstrators across Papua. Subject to hundreds of arrests and in some cases torture, they have been supported by a mass movement across Melanesia and the rest of the world.

Thank you to all our supporters who helped to make this happen. Please continue to keep this momentum going and spread the word about what is happening in West Papua. Visit our website to find out how you can take action to help West Papua on its road to freedom.

West Papua makes history with political recognition

Observer status has been granted to West Papua by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) sub-regional bloc. After over 53 years of political struggle for the right to self-determination, the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) representing West Papua, was granted Observer status by the 20th MSG Leader’s summit in Honiara, Solomon Islands…

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Dozens of West Papuans arrested, many tortured for joining pro MSG rallies

Dozens arrested and many injured as police crackdown on protesters in West Papua 28 May 2015 – At least 81 people have been arrested in West Papua by Indonesian authorities at a number of protest rallies. Reports of beatings and mistreatment…

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Still no justice for Biak Massacre victims

On 6 July 1998, West Papuans demonstrating for independence on the island of Biak, West Papua, were murdered by Indonesian military and police and large numbers were detained. Today on the anniversary we remember the victims of those tragic events and repeat our demand for justice…

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More international MPs sign West Papua declaration

There is a new wave of political support growing for West Papua’s legal right to self-determination. Writing to your MP really does work. Thanks to everyone who has been emailing their politicians asking them to support West Papua. ..

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