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Federal Republic of West Papua is registered at the UN

Federal Republic of West Papua is registered at the UN

At the latest hearing of the trial of Forkorus Yaboisembut, Forkorus announced that the proclamation of the Federal Republic of West Papua had been registered with the UN Security Council in order to receive intern ...

Forkorus: Independent Papua will come in a matter of days

Forkorus: Independent Papua will come in a matter of days

Jayapura: The trial of Forkorus Yaboisembut which is now under way in Jayapura has not lessened Papuan calls for Merdeka - independence. On the contrary, Forkorus is even saying that a free West Papua will come into ...

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 ...

Unconfirmed reports of imminent major security crackdown in West Papua

Unconfirmed reports of imminent major security crackdown in West Papua

Across West Papua, a series of remarkable and disturbing text messages has been circulating the claim that Indonesian security forces are preparing a major security assault across Papua in an operation that allegedly ...

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 ...

5 Papuan Activists Indicted For Treason- Face Life in Prison

5 Papuan Activists Indicted For Treason- Face Life in Prison

An Indonesian court on Monday indicted five Papuan activists for treason for raising an outlawed Papuan flag and declaring the region independent. The men, who led a peaceful pro-independence celebration attended by ...

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. ...

The Third Papuan People’s Congress – by traverser11 & Nick Chesterfield
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The Third Papuan People’s Congress – by traverser11 & Nick Chesterfield

Excellent short documentary by traverser11 and Nick Chesterfield for West Papua Media covering the recent Third Papuan People's Congress in Abepura on October 19th. ...

West Papua’s ‘Arab Spring’

West Papua’s ‘Arab Spring’

It was not in the headlines, but our neighborhood has had its own ‘Arab Spring’. The Melanesian people of Indonesian-controlled West Papua, have shown the same determination to pursue non-violent struggl ...

Eyewitness View of Attack on the Papuan People’s Congress
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Eyewitness View of Attack on the Papuan People’s Congress

This is raw footage of Wednesday's attack by the Indonesian military and police on the Third Papuan People's Congress in Jayapura ...

Declaration of an Independent West Papua

Declaration of an Independent West Papua

The text of the DECLARATION OF AN INDEPENDENT WEST PAPUA which was read out by Forkorus Yaboisembut ...

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 ...

West Papua: The message from Indonesia–“no democracy here”

West Papua: The message from Indonesia–“no democracy here”

They came from across their nation: tens of thousands of West Papuans gathering for the Third Papuan People’s Congress this week; an historic exercise in democracy, defiance and unequivocal bravery. After fif ...

Indonesian Soldiers Open Fire on Peaceful Assembly in West Papua

Indonesian Soldiers Open Fire on Peaceful Assembly in West Papua

Indonesian soldiers and police have reportedly opened fire at the Papuan Peoples' Congress in Jayapura, West Papua, where up to 20,000 people had gathered to hear delegates discuss their rights to self-determination. ...