Press Releases

23 Dec 2010

Despite persistent calls for their release, two Papuan political prisoners face another Christmas and New Year in detention for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression.

9 Dec 2010

Jayapura - Special Autonomy (OTSUS) came into being at a time of struggle when the Papuan people had become the objects of development, resulting in many incidents of violence and human rights viol

11 Aug 2010

The death of a local journalist has increased concerns about a giant food estate launched today in Merauke, Southeastern Papua by Indonesia’s Minister of Agriculture.

9 Jul 2010

Papua is in a state of heightened tension following a series of events that culminated in a mass rally yesterday by thousands of Papuans at the provincial parliament, the DPRP, in Jayapura.

21 Dec 2009

TAPOL has today written to the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband expressing concern over the situation in West Papua following the killing last week of the West Papuan resistance leader, Kelly Kwalik..

9 Oct 2009

A wave of violent incidents in West Papua in the months before and after the recent parliamentary and presidential elections in Indonesia has resulted in pro-democracy activists facing charges of m