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WEST Papua Report Dec 2010 Highlights

Security and Commercial Interests Drive Obama Administration Policy in Indonesia. ...

Indonesian Military Continues Crackdown in West Papua – Innocent Civilians Killed

2 Papuan civilians shot dead in military raid on village in highlands. ...

WEST Papua Report Nov 2010 Highlights

Torture, A Routine Tactic for Security Forces in West Papua
; Cyber Attack Targets NGO Websites Carrying Indonesian Security Force Torture Video
; The US Government’s Inadequate Response to Indonesian Security ...

Cyber Attacks Target Human Rights Websites

Several NGO websites fighting for Human Rights in the embattled Indonesian province of West Papua have endured coordinated Cyber Attacks by the Indonesian Government. ...

Al Jazeera: New Evidence of Torture in West Papua

"A shocking new video which shows Tunaliwor Kiwo, a West Papuan farmer being tortured, allegedly by government forces, suggests that Indonesia's dark past continues to live on in some parts of the country." ...

WEST Papua Report Oct 2010 Highlights

Historic U.S. Congressional Hearing on West Papua; Senior State Department Official Acknowledges Looming Minority Status for Papuans. ...

CIA Escalation of Drone Attacks in Pakistan Means More Civilian Casualties

"For each Al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorist killed by US drones, 140 innocent Pakistanis also had to die. Over 90 per cent of those killed in the deadly missile strikes were civilians." ...

The Most Persecuted People In The World

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority people from the North-West of Burma. They are among the poorest ethnic groups in the world. Burma’s military regime has denied them citizenship and refused to let them own land. T ...

Indonesia: Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity?

“Indonesia has deliberately and systematically committed crimes against humanity and has yet to be held accountable.” On September 22nd The United States Congress held a hearing on the subject of “C ...

West Papua Has Harsh Words, High Hopes For US

Rallies were held at US Embassies in West Papua, Jakarta, Melbourne and Perth, in advance of Sept 22nd’s US Congressional Hearing in Washington, DC titled “Crimes Against Humanity: When Will Indonesia’s Mil ...

US Congress to Hold Hearing on Indonesia’s Military Abuses in West Papua

On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 the United States House of Representatives- Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment- will conduct an open hearing entitled: “Crimes Against Humanity: When W ...

International Mining Companies Undermine Human Rights, Destroy Environment in Indonesia

These mining operations cause untold environmental destruction and largely help to fund Indonesian security force atrocities against local indigenous people. ...

WEST Papua Report Sept 2010 Highlights

Government under Growing Pressure to Investigate Journalist’s Murder, The Reality of Security Force Brutality in West Papua, Indonesian Government Bans Humanitarian Group... ...

WEST PAPUA on the BRINK

Despite congressional pressure, the Obama Admistration has recently decided to lift a ten-year ban on supporting Kopassus (Indonesa’s Special Forces Unit) ...

Ethnic Violence Strikes Kyrgyzstan

In June of 2010, attacks, fueled by ethnic tensions between minority Uzbeks and Kyrgyz nationals, erupted taking the lives of 2000 Uzbeks and displacing 80,000. ...

Profile: Benny Wenda

Benny Wenda is the most important voice on the international scene fighting for West Papuan independence from Indonesia. ...

WEST Papua Report Aug 2010 Highlights

“According to international agreements, other nations are legally obligated to intervene when a genocide is in process and Members of Congress remain hopeful that President Obama and the U.S. State Department will ...

Why Are We Supporting These Killers?

Kopassus are the elite Special Force Command unit for the Indonesian army. They have been charged, by Amnesty International and other NGOs, with committing human rights violations in East Timor, Aceh, West Papua and ...

The Grasberg Mine: West Papua

The Freeport-McMoran mining company is guilty of human rights and environmental atrocities on a colossal scale. ...

Don't Train Indonesia's Deadly Kopassus

Don’t Train Indonesia’s Deadly Kopassus

The history of Kopassus human rights violations, its criminality and its unaccountability before Indonesian courts extends back decades and includes human rights and other crimes in Timor-Leste (East Timor), Aceh, We ...