News

20 Jan 2023

TAPOL and awasMIFEE’s latest reports explore the increasing prominence of food estates in West Papua and Indonesia, diving into its history, purported reasoning and who stands to benefit from their creation.

Tagged: Indigenous Rights, MIFEE, West Papua
17 Jan 2023

Webinar: A Look at the State of Food Estates: Food Estates and Food System Power Grabs

24th January 2023,

Youtube Recording: youtu.be/R3Zj76C-SPs 

Tagged: Indigenous Rights, Laws and Regulations, MIFEE, Security Forces, West Papua
9 Dec 2022

The trial of Isak Sattu, a retired soldier who was a liaison officer present during the Paniai killings in 2014, came to a close on 8 December, with him being found not guilty of the crimes against humanity that he had been charged with.  The trial has taken place in Makassar State Court since the 21st September and has been the first case tried at a Human Rights Court for 18 years. With such a history, one question arises: Was this trial a parody of justice rigged to fail?

Read our full statement here.

Tagged: Crimes Against Humanity, Human Rights Courts, Impunity, Massacre, Victims and Survivors, West Papua
7 Dec 2022

On 14th November 2022, the public prosecutor in the Isak Sattu case demanded he be given a ten years sentence for his actions during the Paniai Shootings in December 2014. 

At this stage, it is important to analyse some of the revelations that have come out of the trial, what light that has shed on the events, including within the framework of national and international law obligations and also to analyse the effectiveness of this process so far and advocate to ensure justice is found here and in future similar situations. This joint update is prepared by The Coalition of Civil Society for Monitoring of the 2014 Paniai Case.

Read the full update here.

Tagged: Crimes Against Humanity, Human Rights Courts, Massacre, Security Forces, Victims and Survivors, West Papua
15 Nov 2022

On 9th November 2022, Indonesia’s 4th cycle of Indonesia's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) began at the UN in Geneva. A total of 108 Member States offered oral statements and recommendations on how Indonesia may be able to improve their human rights situation. Eight of which called out Indonesia's actions in West Papua.

Take a look at our full statement.

Tagged: Crimes Against Humanity, Democracy, Demonstrations, Extrajudicial Execution, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Courts, Human Rights Defenders, Impunity, Indigenous Rights, Justice and Trials, Police, Political Prisoners, Security Forces, UN, Victims and Survivors, Violence against Women, West Papua
4 Nov 2022

After news of the deaths of Zode Hilapok and Filep Karma, we have received more sad news. This time, it is news of the death of Abraham Mate (29), one of the West Papuan youths accused of involvement in attacking a military post in Kisor, Maybrat, Papua Barat Province. He died in Sorong Prison on the night of Wednesday 2nd November.

Tagged: Obituary, Political Prisoners

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