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Benny Wenda at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2012
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Benny Wenda at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2012

West Papuan tribal leader and human rights advocate Benny Wenda exposes the ongoing colonial occupation of his homeland by the Indonesian government. ...

Rajapaksa’s Racism Rumbles On

Rajapaksa’s Racism Rumbles On

The Tamil people’s long wait for justice over the abhorrent War Crimes committed by Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brutal government, drags on with little hope that the tyrant will ever face the same kind of inter ...

Shameless Cameron’s hypocrisy in arms peddling

Shameless Cameron’s hypocrisy in arms peddling

"Now Cameron is to sell even more weaponry to a country which, although ostensibly a democracy, is still prosecuting a largely hidden war." ...

Human Rights Watch: Rape, torture plague Myanmar’s Kachin conflict

Human Rights Watch: Rape, torture plague Myanmar’s Kachin conflict

Source: The Sun Daily BANGKOK (March 20, 2012): Troops in Myanmar have murdered, tortured and raped civilians since fighting with separatists flared up around nine months ago in northern Kachin State, leading to the ...

West Papua: Violence and oppression against musicians in forgotten conflict
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West Papua: Violence and oppression against musicians in forgotten conflict

With human rights observers and foreign media banned from working in West Papua, a ‘forgotten conflict’ of what some Papuans term ‘Indonesian occupation’ has been off the international radar ...

Indonesian military officers arbitrarily arrest and torture Papuan civilians

Indonesian military officers arbitrarily arrest and torture Papuan civilians

INDONESIA: Military officers arbitrarily arrest and torture civilians based on false claims of rebel activity. Torture is used in a widespread way by the police and military against indigenous Papuans... ...

New Survey: Torture is Standard Procedure for Police in West Papua

New Survey: Torture is Standard Procedure for Police in West Papua

A survey jointly conducted by two Indonesian non-government organisations – the Partnership for Governance Reform (Kemitraan) and the Legal Aid Institute (LBH) – has found that torture is a common pract ...

West Papua – Behind the Batik Curtain

West Papua – Behind the Batik Curtain

As December 1st, West Papua's Independence Day, approaches, many are becoming concerned about the possibility of serious violence. ...

Rebuttal to U Khin Maung Saw’s Misinformation on Rohingya

Rebuttal to U Khin Maung Saw’s Misinformation on Rohingya

Numerous Crimes Against Humanity have been committed by the Burmese military regime and non-state actors against the Rohingya people ...

Papuan Student set on Fire by Indonesian Police

Papuan Student set on Fire by Indonesian Police

3 November 2011 – Evidence has emerged of a horrific attack on a Papuan student in the town of Wamena in West Papua‘s central highlands. ...

Missing Persons of Kashmir
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Missing Persons of Kashmir

Since the insurgency began in the 1980s, local people started going missing. By now, it is estimated that the total number of people missing in Jammu and Kashmir amounts to over 10,000. ...

OccupyPhoenix and ETAN Demonstrate Against Freeport McMoRan
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OccupyPhoenix and ETAN Demonstrate Against Freeport McMoRan

Occupy Phoenix and East Timor Action Network demonstration against Indonesian police killings at the Freeport McMoRan Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia. October 28th, 2011. ...

Strange Birds In Paradise – a West Papua Story
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Strange Birds In Paradise – a West Papua Story

While the Indonesian army continues to dominate the indigenous inhabitants of West Papua, three friends gather in Melbourne to record outlawed folk songs with renowned Australian rock musicologist David Bridie. ...

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 ...

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. ...

Indonesia- Ludicrous Sentences and a Disgraced Government

Indonesia- Ludicrous Sentences and a Disgraced Government

Official persecution, formal hate speech and impunity for those carrying out attacks against the maligned communities, have always been part of Yudhoyono’s programme for government ...

Saudi Men Torturing a Yemeni Man
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Saudi Men Torturing a Yemeni Man

This video shows a Yemeni man being hit and tortured by bunch of face-covered Men. It's thought to be happening in Saudi Arabia since the men here are speaking with a Saudi accent. Regardless of the video's credibili ...

US State Department’s Annual Human Rights Report for Indonesia Regarding West Papua

US State Department’s Annual Human Rights Report for Indonesia Regarding West Papua

The Indonesian government's malfeasance in this regard has been the basis of growing charges that the Indonesian government's policies towards the Papuans in particular, amounts to genocide. ...

Belarus: Endangered Journalists in Europe’s Last Dictatorship
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Belarus: Endangered Journalists in Europe’s Last Dictatorship

Activist & head of 'Belarus Free Theatre' Natalia Koliada talks about life in Europe's last dictatorship after controversial election last December, a treacherous place for journalists, performers, activists and wome ...

West Papua to Challenge Illegal Indonesian Occupation in UN Court

West Papua to Challenge Illegal Indonesian Occupation in UN Court

West Papua’s battle for independence is finally gaining momentum in the international community. ...