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.
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.