21 Aug 2013

The EU's Foreign Affairs Chief, Catherine Ashton, has expressed concern about the excessive use of force by security forces in West Papua and restrictions on access to the territory. Ms Ashton, was responding to a Parliamentary Question by Liberal Democrat MEP, Fiona Hall, which cited TAPOL’s report, 'No Political Prisoners?' and  asked what action the EU intended to take to curb political arrests and support freedom of speech in West Papua.

Tagged: Democracy, Demonstrations, Freedom of Expression, Political Prisoners, West Papua
26 Jul 2013

Members of the House of Lords held a debate on West Papua on 24 July. They raised serious concerns about the human rights situation and called on the British government to take a stronger stand on issues such as the targeting of political activists, freedom of expression and access by foreign journalists and NGOs.

Tagged: Act of Free Choice, BP Tangguh, Densus 88, Dialogue, Freedom of Expression, West Papua
23 Jul 2013

A year ago today, Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights published a landmark report on the 1965/66 mass killings. It found evidence of crimes against humanity, but none of its recommendations been acted upon. On the back of the heightened attention to the kilings generated by the award-winning film, THE ACT OF KILLING, TAPOL's Carmel Budiardjo reflects on what happened and who was to blame. 

Tagged: 1965 massacres, Crimes Against Humanity, Enforced Disappearances, Extrajudicial Execution, Impunity, Massacre, Political Prisoners, Suharto
11 Jul 2013
Candle of Papua's Humanity: Wamena-Wasior

Jakarta-based Papua solidarity group NAPAS announces a solidarity action to highlight the continued silence over the Wamena and Wasior cases of gross human rights violations, which have never been resolved. Join them and show your support!

Tagged: Impunity, West Papua
11 Jul 2013

TAPOL highlights freedom of expression in West Papua at the UN Human Rights Committee's review of Indonesia, but the Indonesian Government claims that the right is not absolute.

Tagged: Demonstrations, Extrajudicial Execution, Freedom of Expression, Impunity, Political Prisoners, West Papua
28 Jun 2013

TAPOL's 40th anniversary TAPOL is being marked by the launch of Say Sorry for '65, a campaign calling on President Yudhoyono to acknowledge the truth about the 1965 mass killings. The campaign launches at the UK opening-night screening of the multi award-winning film about 1965, The Act of Killing.

Tagged: 1965 massacres, Crimes Against Humanity, Extrajudicial Execution, Impunity, Political Prisoners, Suharto