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Papuan Political Prisoners Reject Indo Government’s Amnesty Offer

The bid by the Indonesian Government to grant amnesty for some political prisoners in Papua was rejected by political prisoners at Abepura penitentiary. ...

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KNPB Rally Forcibly Broken up by Police – Yeimo Arrested

Indonesian police in Jayapura have violently dispersed a pro-independence rally being held by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB). KNPB leader Victor Yeimo was arrested along with media worker Marthen Manggaprou ...

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Growing International Solidarity for West Papua Freedom Campaigns

It is likely that most US citizens who consider themselves informed about global events are aware of the genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia and East Timor, yet it’s likely that few people in the US are aware of the ongoin ...

Australian-Trained Indonesian Forces Kill More, Arrest More West Papuan Activists

Australian-Trained Indonesian Forces Kill More, Arrest More West Papuan Activists

“This year, so far, 22 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) members have been killed; three are missing; seven have been charged with various offences, as tensions linger.” – Michael Bachelard, The Age ...

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“We Are Ready To Wreak Havoc And Clash With All Of You” : Reflections By An Unrepentant Leader

West Papua Resistance Leader, Victor Weimo: "I must thank the colonialists for continuously teaching us to aspire to true humanity by means of rebellion." ...

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KNPB Leader Victor Yeimo Among Arrests on Dec 1 FlagRaising Day (Update)

Indonesian security forces have arrested several people, including Victor Yeimo, the Chairman of the West Papua National Committee, in West Papua today as demonstrations were held to commemorate the 51st anniversary ...

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West Papua: Activist Tortured, Disappeared Amid Round-up of Non-Violent Activists

Reports have been received from human rights investigators detailing a torture incident that occurred in Serui on October 17, 2012, under the command of notorious Serui Police Chief Roycke Harry Langie. Arrests occur ...

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Police Forcibly Prevent Commemoration of 3rd Papuan Congress Brutality, Ban Free Speech

Indonesian Brimob Riot Police have forcibly broken up attempts to hold a memorial commemoration at the graveside of slain independence hero Theys Eluay today, where a prayer service was planned in remembrance of the ...

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Revered West Papuan church leader terrorized by police

‘We call for an end to such acts of terror and violence perpetrated against the indigenous Papuan people.The Papuan people will continue to press for peaceful dialogue between Jakarta and Papua.’ ...

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Indonesian Army Continues Attacks on Civilian Papuan Population

A series of shootings have occurred in the remote West Papua – PNG border area of Arso, in Keerom district on Sunday July 1. Initial reports have confirmed that one man, a village chief, has been shot dead by Indon ...

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Indonesia colonial media in Papua exposed as “Fake Journalism”

Indonesian owned media outlets in Papua have long been identified with Indonesian intellgience and propaganda agctivities, with many outlets being directly owned by military officers for profit, and almost all media ...

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Mako Tabuni’s killers must be brought to justice

According to the Network for Law Enforcement and Human Rights in the central highlands, JAPHPT, the Criminal Code requires that those who were responsible for shooting Mako Tabuni should be brought to justice. ...

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Indonesian Military Assault Targeting Non-Violent Activists in Yapen Village

Troops are acting with great violence, and damaging property as they inspect homes, and seizing banned Morning Star banners and flags, sharp tools, kitchen equipment, and “documents” about the Free West Papua mov ...

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Indonesia must attend to the health of imprisoned Jayapura 5

Indonesia has been urged to pay close attention to the health and well-being of Forkorus and his colleagues who are now being held in Abepura Prison and to make sure that their conditions are being regularly monitore ...

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Leak exposes Indonesian plan to assassinate Papuan leaders

The Indonesian Republic’s top-level intelligence of its special forces (KOPASSUS) held a secret meeting in Manokwari on Friday 27 April 2012 to finalize plans for the kidnapping and assasination of key leaders of t ...

West Papuans To Commemorate 28th Anniversary Of Arnold Ap's Death

West Papuans To Commemorate 28th Anniversary Of Arnold Ap’s Death

Arnold Ap (1 July 1945 – 26 April 1984) was a Papuan leader, a cultural worker, anthropologist and musician. Arnold Ap was the leader of the Mambesak group and Curator of the Museum of the Cenderawasih University . ...

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Another Journalist Killed in West Papua, But Who is Responsible?

Journalists in Papua are regularly subjected to violence and intimidation by Indonesian security forces, including direct monitoring by intelligence officers in newsrooms. The Pacific Media Freedom Report 2011 docume ...

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Socratez: “The Indonesian Government Occupies, Colonises and Marginalises Indigenous Papuans”

Special Autonomy is a political solution or a political bargaining between the peoples of Papua and Indonesia, in order that Papuans remain in Indonesia with a guarantee to protect the people of Papua, the empowermen ...

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Authorities delay critical medical treatment for Papuan political prisoners

Two Papuan political prisoners who are being held in Biak Prison say that they are waiting for permission to go to Jayapura for medical treatment.They are both suffering from serious medical conditions. ...

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Groups Urge U.S. Not to Sell Attack Helicopters to Indonesia

Ninety organizations today urged the U.S. government and Congress not to provide deadly attack helicopters to Indonesia. Indonesia has announced that it plans to buy eight AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the Uni ...

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