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Rohingya Genocide: ‘We’re going to crack on them severely and fast’

Rohingya Genocide: ‘We’re going to crack on them severely and fast’

Video Provides Evidence of Crimes Against Rohingya in Burma In a new short film released today (27 September 2018), Fortify Rights exposed footage of a Myanmar Army soldier explaining to a group of civilians how the ...

Filep Karma will only accept an unconditional release from prison

Filep Karma will only accept an unconditional release from prison

West Papuan political prisoner and freedom fighter, Filep Karma, has refused an offer of clemency from the Indonesian government because he was never guilty of a crime in the first place. ...

SBY’s Pacific Propaganda Tour

SBY’s Pacific Propaganda Tour

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he would explain his policies on Papua during his visit to Fiji, where he will attend a meeting of Pacific Island leaders, some of whom have been critical of Jakarta’s handli ...

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 ...

Patterns of impunity and deceit in Myanmar

Patterns of impunity and deceit in Myanmar

A UN supervised investigation is needed before more atrocities are committed against the Rohingya Muslims. Yet another deadly attack on Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority made the news recently, this time taking ...

Is This What Democracy Looks Like in Indonesia?

Is This What Democracy Looks Like in Indonesia?

Despite the glaring human rights concerns Indonesia is emerging onto the world stage with ferocity, but increased exposure leads to greater scrutiny and with each gross injustice inflicted upon the people of West Pap ...

Statement by Human Rights Lawyer on Papuan Self-Determination

Statement by Human Rights Lawyer on Papuan Self-Determination

Source: Tapol Statement by human rights lawyer, Yan Christian Warinussy: As a human rights activist in the Land of Papua who won an international award for human rights – the John Humphrey Freedom Award – ...

KNPB activists sing for freedom from behind bars in West Papua
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KNPB activists sing for freedom from behind bars in West Papua

We are KNPB activist in Timika, West Papua. Indonesia Police jailed us with no reason. Indonesian police jailed Romario Yatipai, Steven Itlay, Yakonias Womsiwor, Paulus Marsyom, Alfred Marsyom and Yanto Awerkion sinc ...

Africa Plundered by Secret Mining Deals, Corporate Tax Evasion

Africa Plundered by Secret Mining Deals, Corporate Tax Evasion

Tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers are depriving Africa of the benefits of its resources boom. Ex-UN chief Kofi Annan said, “Africa loses twice as much money through these loopholes as it ge ...

KNPB Rally Forcibly Broken up by Police – Yeimo Arrested

KNPB Rally Forcibly Broken up by Police – Yeimo Arrested

Indonesian police in Jayapura have violently dispersed a pro-independence rally being held by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB). KNPB leader Victor Yeimo was arrested along with media worker Marthen Manggaprou ...

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 ...

More Killings in West Papua by Australian-Backed Anti-Terror Police

More Killings in West Papua by Australian-Backed Anti-Terror Police

Violence has again broken out in Indonesia’s troubled province of West Papua, with the Australian-supported counter-terrorism police squad Densus 88 leading the attack. ...

Another PNG Government Official Speaks Up About West Papua

Another PNG Government Official Speaks Up About West Papua

The Papua New Guinea Health minister Michael Malabag, speaking as a private citizen, has said it is time PNG made a bold stand for the independence struggle of the mostly Melanesian indigenous people of the Indonesia ...

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. ...

Is Oil One Reason For Genocide of Rohingya in Burma?

Is Oil One Reason For Genocide of Rohingya in Burma?

Human rights campaigners are warning that further ethnic cleansing of the Rhingya in Burma, which is being exacerbated by land clearances due to economic developments surrounding the Shwe Oil/Gas pipeline, could be i ...

Iraq- Ten Years After

Iraq- Ten Years After

It is difficult to discern which is the most despicable, the corrupt Bush regime, the presstitutes that enabled it, or the corrupt Obama regime that refuses to prosecute the Bush regime for its unambiguous war crimes ...

PNG Takes Regional Lead In Supporting West Papua Freedom Campaign

PNG Takes Regional Lead In Supporting West Papua Freedom Campaign

Ordinary people in this part of the Pacific are painfully aware that the West Papuan people continue to live under the gun. It is the politicians in Melanesia who have been slow to take up the cause. But that may be ...

Rohingya: A Community in Exodus

Rohingya: A Community in Exodus

In our land, mothers and children are safe. And they haven’t heard of boat people. People in the Rohingya community in west Myanmar are denied citizenship where they live. Even though they’ve been born in this c ...

West Papuan Leaders Apply For Melanesian Spearhead Group Membership

West Papuan Leaders Apply For Melanesian Spearhead Group Membership

Officials from the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL) have submitted an application for Melanesian Spearhead Group membership at the organisation’s headquarters in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Dr John Onda ...

West Papuan Independence Leader Blocked from NZ Parliament

West Papuan Independence Leader Blocked from NZ Parliament

West Papuan freedom fighter Benny Wenda is on his way to New Zealand, and while he’s spoken at parliaments around the world, he won’t be allowed to here. Benny Wenda will bring with him West Papua human rights la ...