Urgent Appeal submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression regarding the killings, arrests and excessive use of force against peaceful protestors in Papua between 30 April and 13 May 2013. The appeal highlights arbitrary detentions and risk of torture, and called on the Special rapporteur to urgently raise the problems with the government of Indonesia.
The killing of 3 Papuan activists in Sorong, the arrest of at least 30 peaceful demonstrators in Timika, Sorong, Biak, Abepura and Jayapura and the brutal treatment of demonstrators by Indonesian security forces represent a significant deterioration in the handling of 1 May commemorative events when compared with recent years.
A joint briefing by the UK-based NGO Forum on Indonesia and Timor-Leste, highlighting key issues during SBY's 2012 visit to the UK, including UK training of Indonesia’s counter-terrorism unit; Arms Sales; The Need for Dialogue in Papua and Impunity.
TAPOL letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, calling for medical treatment and the release of West Papuan political prisoner, Filep Karma, who is serving a 15-year sentence for treason.
TAPOL letter to Prime Minister David Cameron outlining ongoing violations in Papua and calling for a halt to the sale of military equipment to Indonesia.
Urgent appeal letter alerting the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders to the situation of Gustav Kawer, a Papuan human rights lawyer who has been threatened with prosecution during the course of his duties in the courtroom.