11 Jan 2019

TAPOL, Franciscans International, International Coalition for Papua, Watch Indonesia!, West Papua Netzwerk and Geneva for Human Rights Global Training are calling attention to the cases of the violation of the rights to freedom of opinion and expression as well as the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association in Mimika Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia. Indonesian Police and Military preventedmembers of West Papua National Committee (Komite Nasional Papua Barat - KNPB) from organising a prayer celebration to commemorate the fifth anniversary of their organisation on 31 December 2018. Nine members of KNPB were arrested and beaten by the Indonesian security forces. Three of them are currently charged with treason

Tagged: Democracy, Freedom of Expression, West Papua
8 Dec 2018

Today, 8 December 2018, we commemorate the four year anniversary of the “Bloody Paniai” incident where the members of the Indonesian military from Special Battalion 753 Team shot live rounds into a crowd, killing four teenagers and wounding 17 others. 

Tagged: Impunity, Massacre, West Papua
15 Nov 2018

We, the indigenous peoples, traditional villagers and forest people, and the places where we are living are under pressure and face sustained injustice and social tension due to large-scale “development’ activities conducted by plantation and commercial logging companies. 

Tagged: Indigenous Rights, West Papua
5 Nov 2018

A new report by New Matilda reveals how BP is profiting from a giant gas field in West Papua while the indigenous population face ‘slow motion genocide’ under Indonesian military occupation.

Tagged: Indigenous Rights, West Papua
7 Sep 2018

TAPOL and the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) call for immediate release of Simon Carlos Magal and Jakub Fabian Skrzypski. In the event that Mr. Skrzypski is prosecuted, we call on all representative parties to ensure that he is afforded a fair trial.

Tagged: West Papua