News

25 Nov 2012
Living without a state

Writing for Inside Indonesia, Bobby Anderson describes the reality of daily life for rural Papuans, for whom the Indonesian government - for better or worse - is almost entirely absent.

Tagged: Political Analysis, West Papua
30 Oct 2012

As the UK prepares to receive the President of Indonesia for the first state visit in decades, UK groups prepare an alternative welcome for the President.

Tagged: Demonstrations, Densus 88, Densus 88
16 Oct 2012
Urgent Action: Fears for Papuan Activists

Urgent appeal for action as fears grow for the safety of Papuan human rights defenders, several of whom have been targeted by security forces and persons whose identity remains unclear.

Tagged: Human Rights Defenders, West Papua
23 Aug 2012

After fifty long years, the victims of one of the worst massacres of the twentieth century now have a glimmer of hope that justice may finally be done. In July this year, Indonesia’s National Human Rights Commission – Komnas HAM – published the results of a four year investigation, describing the events of 1965-1966 as ‘a black page in the history of the Indonesian people,’ involving widespread violence on ‘a truly massive scale.’

Tagged: 1965 massacres, Crimes Against Humanity, Enforced Disappearances, Extrajudicial Execution, Impunity, Political Prisoners, Suharto, Victims and Survivors
26 Apr 2012
An Agribusiness Attack in West Papua

Two major reports were published this month about the enormous land-grab taking place in West Papua, providing a critical insight into the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate.

Tagged: MIFEE, Indigenous Rights, West Papua
7 Apr 2012
Beata Yaboisembut Akim, the woman who accompanies the President

Article published in 'Voices of Papuan Women' about Beata Yaboisembut Akim, wife of West Papuan political prisoner Forkorus Yaboisembut. Translated by TAPOL.

Tagged: Jayapura Five, Justice and Trials, West Papua, Papua Congress, Political Prisoners, Women

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