TAPOL and the International Coalition for Papua call on Indonesian authorities and the UN special procedures to intervene to drop charges against French journalists Mr. Dandois and Ms. Bourrat and Papua tribal leader Mr. Wanimbo, and to open access to Papua for internationa journalists and human rights organisations.
TAPOL and the International Coalition for Papua call on Indonesian authorities and the UN special procedures to intervene to prevent intimidation of prominent Papuan lawyer Gustaf Kawer, call on police to cease criminal procedings, and ensure an investigation of the lack of impartiality of the judge in this case.
TAPOL and 11 other international human rights organisations appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression to raise the case of the violent dispersal of 2 April demonstrations in Jayapura, Papua, and the torture of Alfares Kapisa and Yali Wenda with the Indonesian government.
Urgent appeal alerting the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions of the alleged poisoning of Papuan activist Danny Kogoya, urging the Rapporteur to press for an independent investigation of his death by Papua New Guinea authorities.
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.