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
31 May 2013

Two human rights lawyers from West Papua, Olga Hamadi and Gustaf Kawer, are honoured at a ceremony for the Lawyers for Lawyers Award in Amsterdam. "These two lawyers show great and onoing a situation largely ignored by the outside world," said the expert jury which placed them third on the shortlist for the Award.

Tagged: Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defenders, Justice and Trials, Political Prisoners, West Papua
23 May 2013
Mr Frank La Rue

Following the killings, arbitrary arrests and excessive use of force against peaceful protestors in Papua between 30 April and 13 May, TAPOL and 10 other international organisations appealed to the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Mr Frank La Rue, to take action and urgently raise the issue with the government of Indonesia.

Tagged: Demonstrations, Freedom of Expression, Political Prisoners, West Papua
15 May 2013
Socratez Sofyan Yoman

Opinion piece by prominent Papuan church leader, analsying why exactly the Indonesian government will not release permits for foreign journalists to visit West Papua.

Tagged: West Papua
29 Apr 2013
New TAPOL report exposes myth of ‘no political prisoners’

The Indonesian government today came under fire for its policy on political prisoners in West Papua. The publication of a new TAPOL report forcefully challenges the government’s claim that there are no political prisoners in Indonesia.

Tagged: Political Prisoners, Torture, West Papua