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Saffron Revolution activist U Gambira sentenced to hard labor in Myanmar

Saffron Revolution activist U Gambira sentenced to hard labor in Myanmar

#FreeGambira #‎FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners‬ On Tuesday April 24th, Nyi Nyi Lwin (aka U Gambira), former Buddhist monk and leader of the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar in 2007, was handed a sentence of six mo ...

Historical speech by Vanuatu PM calls for UN action on West Papua
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Historical speech by Vanuatu PM calls for UN action on West Papua

The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Moana Carcasses called for international action on West Papua at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Following on from his speech at the UN last September, Mr Carcasses f ...

MIFEE: Racist agribusiness land grabs in West Papua reported to UN

MIFEE: Racist agribusiness land grabs in West Papua reported to UN

A coalition of organisations has requested the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Commission to take action under its Early Warning and Urgent Action procedures to address the dire situation bei ...

Irian Jaya: The Biak Massacre (video)
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Irian Jaya: The Biak Massacre (video)

"We heard the forces coming up...in front of us there were six bodies, all with bullet wounds. There was blood everywhere." Secret videotape shows those walls peppered with bullets with personal belongings scattered ...

Papuan Activist Tortured by Indonesian Police Until Arm Broken

Papuan Activist Tortured by Indonesian Police Until Arm Broken

“There has been massive persecution against KNBP activists. This is extremely excessive, some others are still detained at Papua Police Regional Command, and Giban has suffered a broken arm and must be treated ...

Myanmar Army Continues to Live in Denial Over Abuses

Myanmar Army Continues to Live in Denial Over Abuses

Min Aung Hlaing should start by apologising to the Myanmar people and admitting that the army has committed widespread abuses. Then the people of his country may start to believe that the army can actually play a rol ...

New Report Exposes Myth of ‘No Political Prisoners’ in Indonesia

New Report Exposes Myth of ‘No Political Prisoners’ in Indonesia

A new report by UK-based NGO, TAPOL, forcefully challenges the Indonesian government’s repeated assertion that the country has ‘no political prisoners.’ There were at least 210 political arrests i ...

Indonesian Military ‘Development’ Program Spreads Fear in West Papua

Indonesian Military ‘Development’ Program Spreads Fear in West Papua

The military presence in West Papua is almost always accompanied by human rights violations such as killings, arbitrary arrests, rape and torture. Papuan leaders have voiced their concern at plans for more than a tho ...

A Glimpse of the Persistent, Widespread Practice of Torture in West Papua

A Glimpse of the Persistent, Widespread Practice of Torture in West Papua

Put in a broader context of the politics of torture in Papua, the cases of Gobay and Klembiap are not uncommon or isolated. Rather, they reveal a glimpse of the ways the Indonesian state has governed Papua for the la ...

Annihilation of Indigenous West Papuans: A Challenge and A Hope

Annihilation of Indigenous West Papuans: A Challenge and A Hope

This article will present a challenge to all who have a heart for and who are working without reward to save the ethnic people of West Papua which are now heading towards annihilation. ...

7 Papuans Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured and Interrogated by Indonesian Police

7 Papuans Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured and Interrogated by Indonesian Police

The Asian Human Rights Commission are reporting that seven West Papuan men were arbitrarily arrested, tortured and interrogated, in two separate incidents, by Indonesian police on February 15th, 2013. ...

Growing International Solidarity for West Papua Freedom Campaigns

Growing International Solidarity for West Papua Freedom Campaigns

It is likely that most US citizens who consider themselves informed about global events are aware of the genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia and East Timor, yet it’s likely that few people in the US are aware of the o ...

Burma’s Airstrike On Democracy

Burma’s Airstrike On Democracy

“The fighting has intensified right now… We heard the sound of armaments and explosions three times last night… When we visited the refugee camps, the refugees’ faces reflect suffering, anxie ...

Expert Warns of Rohingya Genocide

Expert Warns of Rohingya Genocide

According to Prof. Schabas, one of the foremost experts on international criminal law: “We’re moving into a zone where the word can be used (in the case of the Rohingya). When you see measures preventin ...

Merdeka! The Struggle for Freedom in West Papua
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Merdeka! The Struggle for Freedom in West Papua

Indigenous freedom fighters, isolated & outnumbered and with almost no weapons, wage a resistance struggle against a massive army and brutal police forces with US training & funding. ...

Kashmir’s Torture Trail
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Kashmir’s Torture Trail

“Just watched the documentary. Devastating. Damning evidence of widespread torture. It’s going to be a sad, sad night.” - Mirza Waheed ...

US Ambassador to Indonesia Addresses Violence Against Minority Groups

US Ambassador to Indonesia Addresses Violence Against Minority Groups

The United States Ambassador to Indonesia Scot A. Marciel said lax law enforcement was responsible for cases of violence against minority groups in the country. ...

The practice of torture increased drastically in Indonesia

The practice of torture increased drastically in Indonesia

KONTRAS: Torture Increased Drastically! A Report on the Practice of Torture in Indonesia. ...

West Papua buries another national hero

West Papua buries another national hero

Today Papuans mourned the loss of Mako Tabuni, deputy chairman of the KNPB (National Committee of West Papua). He joins Theys Eluay, Arnold Ap, Tom Wainggai, Kelly Kwalik and countless other Papuan freedom fighters ...

US grills India for flagrant human rights violations

US grills India for flagrant human rights violations

The United States has castigated the Indian government for extrajudicial killings, torture, rape and disappearances by Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir and in north-eastern Indian states. ...