News

23 May 2013
Mr Frank La Rue

Following the killings, arbitrary arrests and excessive use of force against peaceful protestors in Papua between 30 April and 13 May, TAPOL and 10 other international organisations appealed to the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Mr Frank La Rue, to take action and urgently raise the issue with the government of Indonesia.

Tagged: Demonstrations, Freedom of Expression, Political Prisoners, West Papua
15 May 2013
Socratez Sofyan Yoman

Opinion piece by prominent Papuan church leader, analsying why exactly the Indonesian government will not release permits for foreign journalists to visit West Papua.

Tagged: West Papua
29 Apr 2013
New TAPOL report exposes myth of ‘no political prisoners’

The Indonesian government today came under fire for its policy on political prisoners in West Papua. The publication of a new TAPOL report forcefully challenges the government’s claim that there are no political prisoners in Indonesia.

Tagged: Political Prisoners, Torture, West Papua
12 Apr 2013
The Act of Killing due for UK summer release

Disturbing documentary-drama, The Act of Killing, is to hit UK screens this summer. The film shows local gangsters in Medan, Sumatra re-enacting in vivid and sometimes surreal and sickening detail the killing of alleged communists during the horrific events that followed former President Suharto’s rise to power in Indonesia in 1965.

Tagged: 1965 massacres, Impunity
3 Apr 2013
Papuans Behind Bars: March 2013

At the end of March 2013 there were at least 40 political prisoners in West Papuan jails. A few prisoners were released, but political arrests continued in Sarmi, Manokwari and Paniai. Prisoner news plus updates on the Biak explosives trial, the Timika treason and explosives trial, and the Deny Hisage Cs trial.

Tagged: Political Prisoners, Torture, West Papua
20 Mar 2013
Papuans Behind Bars: Feb 2013

February Update from Papuans Behind Bars, a new project about political prisoners in West Papua, initated by Papuans civil society groups working together as the Civil Society Coalition to Uphold Law and Human Rights in Papua

Tagged: Political Prisoners, West Papua

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