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Conference of International Lawyers for West Papua in Den Haag

April 5th, 2012, after 51 years, the West Papuan people reclaim their right to self-determination by re-installing a New Guinea Council in West Papua. ...

Why America Won’t Help With Kashmir

THE WEST LOOKS UPON INDIA AS A BOOMING MARKET WHERE IT CAN SELL ITS ARMAMENTS AND TECHNOLOGY. India, the largest importer of arms in the world, is planning to enhance its stockpile by buying $100 billion worth of new ...

West Papua: Lawyers to appeal the sentence of the Jayapura 5

"We are asking the court to reconsider its verdict passed against Forkorus and his four co-defendants. Basically our appeal calls for the court to release the five men because the trial failed to prove that they were ...

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. ...

What Does Aung San Suu Kyi’s Historic Election Victory Mean For Burma?

Historic barely begins to describe the events taking place in Burma. Less than two years on from a sham general election designed to entrench the rule of the military and its proxies, unprecedentedly free polling in ...

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 ...

Maire Leadbeater: Treason Trial Threatens Fundamental Rights

Amnesty and Human Rights Watch say that Indonesia is defying its signed commitment to the International Conventions that protect the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the right to peaceful assembly. Inst ...

Who Will Arrest Bosco Ntaganda, “The Lord of Impunity”?

The "general" has been implicated in rape, the abduction of child soldiers and possible ethnic cleansing. Why has Ntaganda remained so elusive and untouchable? Is it really possible that the 17,000 UN peacekeeping ...

West Papua and the United Nations

Upon hearing that the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, will be attending The Jakarta International Defence Dialogue on 21 March 2012, West Papuan activists rallied in various cities to bring ...

Reports of 3 Foreigners arrested in Fak-fak, West Papua

Unconfirmed reports are circulating that three foreigners have been arrested by Indonesian police in the west coast town of Fak-fak, West Papua, for taking photographs at a demonstration on March 19. ...

Massive demonstrations across West Papua demanding UN protection

Source: West Papua Media Rallies held across West Papua, Indonesia, and Australia have drawn tens of thousands of people on to the streets calling on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to do more to protect West Papuan ...

Letters of solidarity flood in their thousands for Filep Karma

Nearly 7292 letters of support for West Papuan political prisoner, Filep Karma, have been sent in the period of 2011 until 2012. Filep Karma is serving a 15 year sentence for raising the Morning Star flag. ...

Bougainvilleans dispense justice on Rabaul Shipping scum

Reports from Buka say that the Mv Solomon Queen has been set on fire and two other two Rabaul Shipping copra vessels have been cut loose and are now drifting out into the open sea. ...

March 19th: Protests in Papua & Australia demanding UN protection for Papuans

“The Indonesian government brands us as separatists, and then hosts international fora to escalate support for what it says are ‘non-war military operations’ against us” ...

Karzai backs claim of US massacre cover-up in Kandahar

Afghan President Hamid Karzai today backed claims that more than one person had conducted the massacre of 16 civilians which US forces have blamed on a single soldier. ...

Injustice Reigns in West Papua: Jayapura 5 Found Guilty of Treason

Hundreds of security forces are on the streets around Jaypura, West Papua, in a show of force as an Indonesian court found five Congress leaders guilty of Makar (treason), and sentenced the defendants each to three y ...

Making Sense of Kony2012, Invisible Children and Regional Politics

I am a survivor of Africa's two deadliest conflicts: the Rwandan genocide and subsequent war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Both tragedies have left in me an indelible quest for social justice. As suc ...

Seeing their forest destroyed, Arso Villagers Burn 5 Logging Camps

On the sidelines of the Papuan People's struggle for self-determination, at a local level Papuan communities continue to resist the logging and mining industries that are destroying their forests. ...

Jayapura 5 wait for international support; verdict coming March 16th

The twelfth hearing of the trial of the Jayapura5 was held in the Jayapura district court on 12 March. The defendants stuck to their routine of saying prayers before the hearing and as well as giving speeches afterw ...

Amnesty International Calls for Release of the Jayapura 5

JAYAPURA, Amnesty International called upon the Indonesian government to release Forkorus Yoboisembut and the Jayapura 5, now facing 5 years in prison for "treason" (Makar). ...