On 30 September 2015, Indonesia will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 mass human rights violations, a dark stain in the country’s history.
Today, 7 human rights organizations are calling for the Indonesian government to provide truth, justice and reparation to victims and their families in Aceh as a mandate of the 2005 Peace Agreement.
In his visit to Papua last weekend, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo granted clemency to five Papuan political prisoners and announced that foreign journalists were no longer restricted from entering Papua. While these are steps in the right direction, they must be followed with concrete policies to end the criminalisation of free speech, said UK-based human rights group TAPOL.
Today, Papuan political detainee Areki Wanimbo was acquitted of conspiracy to commit treason and released from prison, after spending over nine months in detention in West Papua, Indonesia.
Dozens of demonstrators dressed in black gathered outside the Indonesian Embassy in London today to lead the global protest against West Papua's 50-year long isolation.
Dozens of protestors today demanded the immediate release of political prisoners in West Papua at a peaceful rally outside Indonesia’s London Embassy, while similar rallies were held in Scotland, the Netherlands, West Papua, Australia and New Zealand.