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3 Apr 2013
Papuans Behind Bars: March 2013

At the end of March 2013 there were at least 40 political prisoners in West Papuan jails. A few prisoners were released, but political arrests continued in Sarmi, Manokwari and Paniai. Prisoner news plus updates on the Biak explosives trial, the Timika treason and explosives trial, and the Deny Hisage Cs trial.

Tagged: Political Prisoners, Torture, West Papua
20 Mar 2013
Papuans Behind Bars: Feb 2013

February Update from Papuans Behind Bars, a new project about political prisoners in West Papua, initated by Papuans civil society groups working together as the Civil Society Coalition to Uphold Law and Human Rights in Papua

Tagged: Political Prisoners, West Papua
13 Mar 2013
Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution

Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution tells the remarkable love story of human rights activist Kirsty Sword and political prisoner Xanana Gusmão. Once an aspiring documentary filmmaker, Kirsty instead became a revolutionary, working in Jakarta for the Timorese resistance.

Tagged: Political Prisoners, Timor-Leste
6 Mar 2013
Benny Giay

Papuan church leaders Rev Benny Giay and Socratez Sofyan Yoman deplore the lack of protection provided for indigenous Papuans by Indonesian security forces, and state that the security forces are part of the problem rather than the solution.

Tagged: Impunity, Security Sector Reform, West Papua
28 Feb 2013
Papuans Behind Bars

January Update from Papuans Behind Bars, a new project about political prisoners in West Papua, initated by Papuans civil society groups working together as the Civil Society Coalition to Uphold Law and Human Rights in Papua.

Tagged: Political Prisoners, West Papua
11 Feb 2013
Sendawi, winds of life

Papuan community educator, film maker and director Wensislaus Fatubun talks about his latest project, 'Sendawi,' and his inspiration for founding Forum Sendawi, 'a liberation movement for a genuine emancipation.'

Tagged: MIFEE, West Papua

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