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21 Jul 2014
Jayapura Five

Today the Jayapura Five walk free after each spending 2 years 9 months in Abepura prison for their roles in the Third Papuan People's Congress. In this opinion piece, Ap Inyerop, a contributor to Papuans Behind Bars, asks: what next for the Jayapura Five?

Tagged: Freedom of Expression, Jayapura Five, Justice and Trials, Political Prisoners, West Papua
3 Jul 2014

Article by the independent Papua Review on Papua's Special Autonomy law, the draft Special Autonomy Plus law, and the forgotten issue of reconciliation which has been buried under misguided economic policies, failing to address the painful truth at the heart of the failure of development in Papua.

Tagged: Political Prisoners, Special Autonomy, West Papua
25 Apr 2014
Papuan activist intimidated while monitoring elections

JPIC Synod GKI report that on 23 April Papuan human rights activist Yones Douw was intimidated by police as he was going about his work monitoring the security situation at the local electoral commission. Mr Douw states that threats and intimidation against human rights defenders in Nabire are on the increase.

Tagged: Human Rights Defenders, Police, West Papua
11 Apr 2014

On 2 April, TAPOL's call to demonstrate for the release of West Papuan political prisoners was answered around the world when demonstrators in at least eight cities protested against the detention of 76 Papuan political prisoners.

Tagged: Demonstrations, Freedom of Expression, Political Prisoners, West Papua
7 Mar 2014
Demonstration by UNCEN students in Jayapura

On 2 April 2014, TAPOL will hold a demonstration outside the Indonesian embassy in London to protest the ongoing detention of over 70 political prisoners[1] in West Papua and to call for their immediate and unconditional release.

Tagged: Demonstrations, Political Prisoners, West Papua
26 Feb 2014
TAPOL Coordinator vacancy

TAPOL is a recruiting a new Coordinator to lead this well known and respected human rights campaign. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a genuine commitment to human rights and democracy in Indonesia. Deadline extended to 28 March. Read on for more details.

Tagged: TAPOL

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