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  • West Papua – the forgotten people Read more >

    West Papua – the forgotten people

    West Papua – the forgotten people ByADAM PERRY February 13, 2017 22:02 Papuans are among the most vulnerable members of the human race, some whose only encounter with “foreigners” has been marked with violence, oppression and hatred. An activist shouts near a police line during a rally to commemorate the West Papuan declaration of independence. […]

  • Global Petition and Swim for West Papua Launched in Westminster

    January 25, 2017 On 24th January 2017 the Free West Papua Campaign took another significant step in supporting West Papuans in their journey towards freedom: the official launch of the Global Petition for an Internationally Supervised Vote at the Palace of Westminster. The ground-breaking petition is addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António […]

  • West Papua: UN must supervise vote on independence, says coalition

    Exclusive: Independence leader Benny Wenda joins parliamentarians, lawyers and humanitarians demanding UN supports referendum on territory’s fate : Source Indonesia gained complete control of West Papua through a UN-sanctioned but discredited ballot in 1969. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP The United Nations must pass a resolution for an internationally supervised vote for independence in West Papua, global […]

  • Jeremy Corbyn on West Papua: UK Labour leader calls for independence vote

    Opposition leader says human rights and justice should be ‘cornerstone’ of UK Labour party’s foreign policy : Source Jeremy Corbyn, who is a cofounder of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua, described the gathering as ‘historic’. Photograph: LNP/REX/Shutterstock Jeremy Corbyn has drawn attention to the plight of West Papuans, saying the recognition of human rights […]

  • The Head of the Indonesian police is giving security or threatening Papuans?

    This article was written by a West Papuan about the Indonesian police threatening West Papuan activists from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB). On Tuesday, 22 March 2016, the Indonesian Police Chief Inspector in West Papua, Paulus Waterpauw has written to the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), for the purpose of the meeting is to […]

  • NZ students protest over Papua violence Read more >

    NZ students protest over Papua violence

    Dozens of students marched on the Indonesian Embassy in the New Zealand capital, Wellington, today to protest over continuing violence from the security forces in West Papua. The students, many of them from Melanesian countries, had walked from Victoria University and were joined by several MPs, including the Green Party’s Catherine Delahunty. She says it […]

  • Churches criticise Indonesia’s Papua record Read more >

    Churches criticise Indonesia’s Papua record

    Pacific churches say Indonesia must seriously address human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings in Papua. The call by the Pacific Conference of Churches comes after the killing of a student in Timika and Indonesia’s denials at the UN General Assembly of human rights abuses in the territory it annexed in 1961. Photo: RNZI The organisation’s general […]

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