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TAPOL calls on the UK Government to apologise for its role on 1960s massacre in Indonesia

On 17 and 24 October, the Observer newspaper published new research undertaken by academics and journalists, disclosing the existence in 1965 of a covert unit in the UK Foreign Office. The unit spread disinformation purporting to be from Indonesian ‘patriots’ living outside Indonesia, encouraging massacres.

Indonesia and the 1965 massacres: Where's the justice?

By Carmel Budiardjo

One year ago today, Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights, Komnas HAM, published a landmark report on its investigation into the mass killings that took place across Indonesia nearly fifty years ago in 1965/66. The Indonesian army, with the support of civilian mobs, gangsters and para-military groups, unleashed a campaign of terror against alleged members of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) and associated groups, killing up to one million people and imprisoning many more.

Indonesia affirms restrictions on free expression in Papua to UN

Joint Press Release by Franciscans International, Human Rights and Peace for Papua (ICP), Imparsial, KontraS, Tapol and the West Papua Network

(July 11, 2013, Geneva) On July 10 and 11, 2013 the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, one of the most important human rights treaties Indonesia has ratified and has the obligation to implement to ensure protection of these rights in Indonesia.

Human Rights in Papua 2011/2012

2010 and 2011 have been particularly singular for the indigenous Papuans who live in the Western half of the Island of New Guinea. In 2010 episodes of torture perpetrated against Indigenous Papuans were displayed worldwide. Through shocking and horrific video images, the entire world has discovered how the Indonesian Army deliberately commits torture against Indigenous Papuans.

Papua's fallen leaders

Anyone who emerges as a leader of the West Papuan people is setting out on a dangerous path. Since the murder of cultural leader and activist Arnold Ap in April 1984 and the kidnap and murder of Theys Hijo Eluay, chairman of the Papuan Presidium Council, in November 2001, Papuans who have emerged as leaders have had their lives cut short by assassins from the security forces. Democracy in Indonesia has not changed Jakarta’s treatment of West Papua... For the full article, please download the PDF.