25 Apr 2014
Papuan activist intimidated while monitoring elections

JPIC Synod GKI report that on 23 April Papuan human rights activist Yones Douw was intimidated by police as he was going about his work monitoring the security situation at the local electoral commission. Mr Douw states that threats and intimidation against human rights defenders in Nabire are on the increase.

Tagged: Human Rights Defenders, Police, West Papua
11 Apr 2014

On 2 April, TAPOL's call to demonstrate for the release of West Papuan political prisoners was answered around the world when demonstrators in at least eight cities protested against the detention of 76 Papuan political prisoners.

Tagged: Demonstrations, Freedom of Expression, Political Prisoners, West Papua
7 Mar 2014
Demonstration by UNCEN students in Jayapura

On 2 April 2014, TAPOL will hold a demonstration outside the Indonesian embassy in London to protest the ongoing detention of over 70 political prisoners[1] in West Papua and to call for their immediate and unconditional release.

Tagged: Demonstrations, Political Prisoners, West Papua
26 Feb 2014
TAPOL Coordinator vacancy

TAPOL is a recruiting a new Coordinator to lead this well known and respected human rights campaign. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a genuine commitment to human rights and democracy in Indonesia. Deadline extended to 28 March. Read on for more details.

Tagged: TAPOL
6 Feb 2014
The Pacific/MSG Delegation Visit to Papua: Full of Contradictions

Papuan women's network TIKI has written a direct and challenging letter to the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) on behalf of the indigenous women of Papua. TIKi criticises the visit of the MSG delegation, reminding the MSG of the original aim of the visit and questioning whether it has met this aim.

Tagged: West Papua, Women
30 Jan 2014

Papuan lawyer attacks 'Otsus Plus' as unconstitutional, outlining the divergence of the drafting process from the legal requirements set out in the 2001 Papua Special Autonomy law.

Tagged: Laws and Regulations, Special Autonomy, West Papua