Press Releases

11 Jul 2013

TAPOL highlights freedom of expression in West Papua at UN Human Rights Committee's review of Indonesia, but Government asserts the right is not absolute.

28 Jun 2013

The 40th anniversary of the human rights organisation TAPOL is being marked today by the launch of Say Sorry for ’65, a campaign calling on President Yudhoyono to acknowledge the truth about the 1965 mass killings in Indonesia.

4 Jun 2013

The Indonesian government must respond to a statement made by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression at the UN Human Rights Council on 3 June asking the government to agree the programme for his official visit.

31 May 2013

Two human rights lawyers from West Papua, Olga Hamadi and Gustaf Kawer, are being honoured at a ceremony for the Lawyers for Lawyers Award in Amsterdam. An expert jury placed them third on the shortlist for the Award.

29 Apr 2013

This report forcefully challenges the Indonesian government’s repeated assertion that the country has ‘no political prisoners.’ It urges President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to open up democratic space in West Papua and release political prisoners.

4 Feb 2013

Leaders across West Papua have demanded controversial author Jared Diamond apologizes for describing them in his new book as warlike, and strengthening the idea that indigenous people are ‘backwards’.