23 Dec 2013
Danny Kogoya

Today TAPOL, the Human Rights and Peace for Papua (ICP), Fransiscans International, the West Papua Netzwerk (WPN) and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) issued an urgent appeal alerting the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions to the alleged poisoning of Papuan activist Danny Kogoya.

Tagged: Extrajudicial Execution, West Papua
4 Dec 2013

Papuan political prisoner Yohanes Boseren, currently on trial in Biak, is suffering from mental health problems thought to be related to the heavy beating he suffered when he was arrested. Human rights lawyers are calling for his immediate release and for him to be given the medical treatment he urgently needs.

Tagged: Political Prisoners, West Papua
12 Nov 2013

A new book, sponsored by TAPOL, sheds further light on the harrowing experiences of the survivors of the 1965 mass murders in Indonesia. Edited by former political prisoner, Putu Oka Sukanta, ‘Sulawesi Testifies’ is based on interviews with survivors and a murderer's accomplice on the island of Sulawesi.

Tagged: 1965 massacres, Crimes Against Humanity, Impunity, Literature, Torture, Victims and Survivors
4 Nov 2013
Papua Customary Council: Indonesia must recognise forgotten genocide

The Balim La Pago Papua Customary Council confirms the truth of recent AHRC/ICP report on the 'Forgotten Genocide' in Papua's central highlands, stating that the massacres caused trauma which has lasted for generations.

Tagged: Impunity, West Papua
15 Oct 2013

98 international and Pacific non-governmental organisations, academics, politicians and individuals have written to the leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), welcoming their leadership on the West Papua issue and adding their wholehearted support for the application of West Papua to join the MSG.

Tagged: Act of Free Choice, Democracy, Peace Process, West Papua
26 Sep 2013

A delegation of Papuan human rights defenders this week met the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances in Geneva to follow up the case of Aristotelses Masoka. Mr Masoka has not been seen since the murder on 10 November 2001 of Papuan leader Theys Eluay for whom he was working as a driver. The Indonesian government has previously failed to respond to a request from the Working Group for information about the case.  

Tagged: Enforced Disappearances, Impunity, Kopassus, West Papua