TAPOL urges the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders to conduct in-depth monitoring into the deteriorating situation faced by Theo Hesegem, a human rights defender in West Papua.
TAPOL and 51 other NGOs and parliamentarians issue a joint letter to President Jokowi calling for free and open access to Papua for international journalists, humanitarian and human rights NGOs.
TAPOL bersama 51 LSM lain dan anggota parliament keluarkan joint statement kepada Presiden Jokowi menuntut akses ke Papua untuk wartawan internasional, lembaga kemanusiaan dan lembaga HAM.
The preface to 'As if We're Half Animals,' a new book by Papuan political prisoner Filep Karma, written from behind bars in Abepura prison. Elmslie's preface looks at the baffling history of brutality in Papua and asks the question 'Why?' Karma's book provides an explanation, discussing personal experiences of racism since his childhood.
TAPOL calls on the UN special procedures to act on the 40 arbitrary arrests, torture and killings following the Bloody Yotefa incident in Abepura, Papua, pressing Indonesia for a swift and independent investigation of the Yotefa incident and fulfillment of the right to remedy, reparation, restitution, compensation, non-repetition, and punishment of the perpetrators.
Police intimidation against Papuan human rights lawyer Gustaf Kawer continues, despite appeals from local, national and international NGOs and lawyers group.TAPOL and the International Coalition for Papua call on Indonesian authorities to cease criminal procedings immediately.