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5 Apr 2012
Kimanus Wenda's Tumour operation

Kimanus Wenda, a prisoner usually detained in Nabire prison had an operation to remove a tumour from his stomach at Dian Harapan Hospital, Waena Jayapura on 14 March 2012.

Tagged: West Papua, Political Prisoners
27 Feb 2012
Statement by Gustav Kawar, lawyer defending Forkorus Cs

Papuan human rights lawyer Gustav Kawer, one of the Jayapura Five legal team, has been threatened with prosecution by the Public Prosecutor for carrying out his courtroom duties.

Tagged: Human Rights Defenders, Jayapura Five, Justice and Trials
30 Jan 2012
Statement by Five Papuans on trial for treason

Five Papuan leaders on trial for treaason have released a statement, rejecting the treason trial and other such trials and declaring independence.

Tagged: Indigenous Rights, Jayapura Five, Justice and Trials, West Papua
17 Jan 2012
University of Sydney publishes West Papua volume

The University of Sydney has published an edited volume of papers representing the views of leading scholars and activists working on West Papua, including TAPOL's Paul Barber.

Tagged: Dialogue, Freedom of Expression, Indigenous Rights, MIFEE, West Papua, Papua Congress, Peace Process, Political Analysis
10 Oct 2011
Kontras condemns police shooting of Freeport workers

Kontras, the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence has condemned the shooting of Freeport workers who were seeking negotiations with the management of the company.

Tagged: Freeport, Labour, West Papua, Police
15 Sep 2011
Papuan NGO launches new website

With the support of TAPOL, Papua-based NGO KontraS Papua has launched a new website, providing news and analysis on human rights issues in Papua.

Tagged: Human Rights Defenders, Indigenous Rights, West Papua

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