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Massive demonstrations across West Papua demanding UN protection

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 ...

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

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” ...

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 ...

Seeing their forest destroyed, Arso Villagers Burn 5 Logging Camps

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

KNPB: Thousands Demand Referendum for West Papua
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KNPB: Thousands Demand Referendum for West Papua

Thousands people of West Papua long march along the way of Jayapura City on November 14 demanding their right of self determination through Referendum ...

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 ...

Jayapura’s Call to London and the World – 11 October 2011 Rally
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Jayapura’s Call to London and the World – 11 October 2011 Rally

The National Committee for West Papua (KNPB) held a rally to support the continuation of the International Lawyer for West Papua (ILWP) talk organised in London... ...

The Indonesian Judicial System Is A Joke

The Indonesian Judicial System Is A Joke

The Indonesian judicial system is a joke. The Indonesian military kills West Papuans with impunity. Yet the freedom of speech and association is nonexistent for West Papuans. ...

Thousands of Papuans Rally to Demand Referendum

Thousands of Papuans Rally to Demand Referendum

Thousands of Papuans launched nationwide rallies on May 2nd, coordinated by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), to demand that Indonesian authorities agree to a referendum on the political future of West Papua. ...

Developments from West Papua Protests

Developments from West Papua Protests

Police halt mass demonstrations Throughout West Papua. ...

Thousands Rally in West Papua to Demand Independence

Thousands Rally in West Papua to Demand Independence

Thousands of the people of West Papua, coordinated by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), held rallies across Papua today to demand referendum to be held in West Papua. The demonstration was to commemorate the ...

West Papua… Today

West Papua… Today

Photos from Jayapura, West Papua, by Paul ...

The Speech that Got Filep Karma 15 Years in Prison
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The Speech that Got Filep Karma 15 Years in Prison

There is no freedom of speech in West Papua. Indonesia calls his speech an act of treason. Filep Karma was sentenced to 15 years in prison after this speech. ...

Unfair Treatment of Papuan Market Vendors in Jayapura
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Unfair Treatment of Papuan Market Vendors in Jayapura

Papuan women traders are relegated to the roadside, poor and dirty conditions, and to markets outside the center of the city. ...