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Solidarity for West Papuan Political Prisoners
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Solidarity for West Papuan Political Prisoners

Political prisoners must be protected according to the Indonesian regulations, as well as the UN's Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. But that's not the case in Papua where the prisoners suffer. ...

Papua: A Mysterious Shooting – & A  Mysterious Motive

Papua: A Mysterious Shooting – & A Mysterious Motive

Poengky Indarti, executive director Indonesia human rights monitor Imparsial, told the Jakarta Globe on Sunday: “Germany, Canada, Britain, the Netherlands and France questioned the Indonesian government on its ...

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

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 ...

Maire Leadbeater: Treason Trial Threatens Fundamental Rights

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 ...

West Papua and the United Nations

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 ...

Recovering the State of West Papua, Sentenced to Three Years in Jail

Recovering the State of West Papua, Sentenced to Three Years in Jail

Forkorus Yoboisembut, Edison Gladius Waromi, Agustinus M. Sananay Kraar, Selpius Bobii and Dominikus Sorabut were sentenced to three years in prison, Friday (16/3). They were charged with founding the independent sta ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

The Jayapura Five: Our Choices and Actions Do Affect the Lives of Others

The Jayapura Five: Our Choices and Actions Do Affect the Lives of Others

The actions of one country can seriously influence lives elsewhere. West Papua is a case in point, a seemingly small and remote area of the world, but nonetheless home to 245 different tribal peoples, each with their ...

The Jayapura Five face life in prison in West Papua

The Jayapura Five face life in prison in West Papua

FIVE Papuan independence activists are facing life in prison, with their trial getting underway in Jayapura, Papua, on Wednesday, February 8. ...

Papuan Church Leaders Demand More Inclusive Talks with Indonesian Govt

Papuan Church Leaders Demand More Inclusive Talks with Indonesian Govt

A US State Department spokesperson, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: “We urge the Indonesian authorities to ensure due process and procedural safeguards in accordance with Indonesian law and Indonesia ...

Australia Urged to Take Action on Indonesian Injustices in West Papua

Australia Urged to Take Action on Indonesian Injustices in West Papua

Human rights groups are calling for international observers to be allowed into Indonesia’s restive Papua province to monitor the trial of five activists facing life in prison for raising a pro-independence fla ...

Rallies to Support Papuan Leaders Facing Treason Trials

Rallies to Support Papuan Leaders Facing Treason Trials

West Papua’s civil resistance movement is believed to be organizing major demonstrations to support West Papuan leaders facing treason charges in Indonesia’s courts on Monday, January 30. ...

West Papua: Resistance & Revolution Against A Brutal Colonist

West Papua: Resistance & Revolution Against A Brutal Colonist

The police chief who is responsible for atrocities in occupied West Papua, Adj. Sr. Comr. Imam Setiawan, said that he would ‘finish’ those who support subversion. “Whoever supports separatism or s ...