Organisations and politicians from the US, UK, Asia and the Pacific have written to leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, calling for sustained efforts to give Papuans a voice and welcoming MSG leadership on the issue. Radio Australia interviews Paul Barber of TAPOL.
TAPOL in the press
Jakarta Post coverage of the publication of TAPOL's report 'Indonesia's unresolved mass murders: undermining democracy,' which highlights the deep impacts for Indonesia of the continued impunity for perpetrators of the 1965 mass killings and abuses.
Carmel Budiardjo's review of Istana Jiwa by Putu Oka Sukanta, a novelist, filmmaker and commentator on social and political affairs, as well as a practising acupuncturist, who was imprisoned for ten years during Suharto's rise to power. The review was published in the Jakarta Post.
A critical article on mega-corporation Freeport, its impact on the people of West Papua, and the role it has played in the tragic history of the territory's incorporation into Indonesia via the sham 'Act of Free Choice' in 1968. Published by the Jakarta Post.
TAPOL responds to Djoko Suyanto's claim that there are 'no political prisoners in Indonesia' in an opinion piece published by the Jakarta Globe. 'See no prisoners' highlights the growing debate around the use of treason laws to silence dissent in West Papua, and calls on the government to release political prisoners and repeal anti-democratic laws that criminalize the freedom of expression.