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June 24, 2022

International Federation of Journalists Press Release - June 24, 2022

Members of student press organisation LPM Lintas, at the State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Ambon, have faced ongoing threats and intimation after publishing an investigative st

June 4, 2022

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - June 4, 2022

Six defendants on trial for the attack on the Kisor Military Post in Maybrat Regency West Papua, were sentenced to between 18 and 20 years in prison on the 31 May.

May 30, 2022

Internatinoal Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Press Release - May 30, 2022

A parliament minister has brought defamation charges under Timor Leste's Penal Code against journalist Francisco Belo Simoes da Costa, following coverage of an allegation of ministerial

May 24, 2022

Australian West Papua Association (AWPA) Statement - May 24, 2022

According to the UN there are 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories.

May 12, 2022

ULMWP Statement - May 12, 2022

A new network of MPs in support of West Papua was launched today (May 12, 2022) at the European Parliament in Brussels.

May 10, 2022

TAPOL Statement - May 10, 2022

TAPOL urges the Indonesian Government to release Jefry Wenda, the spokesperson of the Papuan People's Petition (Petisi Rakyat Papua, PRP) and others arrested today during a peaceful pro

April 19, 2022

AwasMIFEE and TAPOL Press Release - April 19, 2022

London – Plans to establish 'Food Estates' were announced by the Indonesian government at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic because, it said, it wanted to ensure Indonesia's food s

April 13, 2022

Asia Pacific Report - April 13, 2022

Open Letter: By David Robie of Asia Pacific Report

Kia ora Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi

March 22, 2022

TAPOL - March 22, 2022

Freedom of expression in Indonesia is not improving, and the situation is of increasing concern where the opinion being expressed is critical of the human rights situation of West Papua

March 21, 2022

Amnesty News Release - March 21, 2022

Indonesian authorities should immediately halt plans to develop a sprawling gold mine the size of the city of Jakarta in volatile Papua Province, where it risks fueling conflict and vio

March 16, 2022

Australian West Papua Association Statement - March 16, 2022

The Australia West Papua Association condemns the killing of two West Papuan demonstrators in the Yahukimo regency on Tuesday the 15 March 2022.

March 4, 2022

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - March 4, 2022

AWPA has written to our foreign minister concerning the statement by the UN on West Papua. (Letter below).

Civicus Press Release - March 4, 2022

CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance, and Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are gravely concerned by the ongoing prosecution of human rights defender Victor Yeimo.

March 3, 2022

ULMWP Statement - March 3, 2022

The eyes of the world are watching in horror the invasion of Ukraine. We feel their terror, we feel their pain and our solidarity is with these men, women and children.

March 1, 2022

UN News Release - March 1, 2022

Shocking abuses against indigenous Papuans have been taking place in Indonesia, UN-appointed rights experts said on Tuesday, citing child killings, disappearances, torture and enforced

OHCHR News Release - March 1, 2022

Geneva – UN human rights experts today expressed serious concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, citing shocking abu

February 25, 2022

ifex - February 25, 2022

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) condemned the hacking and disinformation attacks against AJI Chairperson Sasmito Madrim.

January 26, 2022

Daily Telegraph (NZ) - January 26, 2022

I would like to wish a Happy New Year to all our solidarity supporters around the world and to our diplomatic friends in Vanuatu, the OACPS, the PIF and elsewhere.

January 13, 2022

Human Rights Watch News Release - January 13, 2022

New York – The Indonesian government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic displaced important human rights concerns in 2021, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2022.

January 11, 2022

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - January 11, 2022

In an article in the Sydney Morning Herald (10 Jan 2022), It was reported that Defence Minister Peter Dutton said that his focus was on "prevailing peace" in the region, and that

December 8, 2021

Reporters Without Boarders News Release - December 8, 2021

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Muhammad Asrul, a journalist in central Indonesia's South Sulawesi province who has been sentenced to three months in

December 3, 2021

Amnesty International Statemet - December 3, 2021

Eight Papuan students who have been detained and charged with treason by police for peacefully expressing their political opinions on 1 December must be immediately released, Amnesty In

December 1, 2021

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - December 1, 2021

The Australia West Papua Association thanks the Inner West Council in Sydney for supporting the raising of the West Papuan National Flag on its Leichhardt Town Hall today, 1st December

Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) Statement - December 1, 2021

60 years ago, on 1st December 1961, the West Papuan national flag, the Morning Star, was raised for the first time on West Papua's soil.

November 12, 2021

East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) Statemet - November 12, 2021

On the 30th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre, the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) urges the international community to end impunity for the human rights crimes comm

November 10, 2021

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) - November 10, 2021

Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 6100
Senate, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

10 November 2021

November 9, 2021

West Papua Action Auckland - November 9, 2021

Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Parliament Buildings
Wellington

Tena koe Nanaia Mahuta,

TAPOL Statement - November 9, 2021

TAPOL is deeply concerned about a series of escalating threats and attacks made against the family of prominent Indonesian human rights lawyer and defender, Veronica Koman in Jakarta.

November 3, 2021

TAPOL Media Statement - November 3, 2021

London – UK Government should apologise for encouraging 1960s massacres of alleged leftists in Indonesia and appoint independent counsel to investigate

November 2, 2021

Amnesty International Press Release - November 2, 2021

The Indonesian government should promptly, thoroughly, independently, transparently and effectively investigate the death of one child and the injury to another after two children were

October 21, 2021

Australian West Papua Association Statement (Sydney) - October 21, 2021

Up to 200 Indonesian military personal are taking part in a joint military exercise with Australian troops in the NT.

September 27, 2021

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - September 27, 2021

There have been a number of armed clashes between the Free Papua Movement (TPNPB-OPM) and the Indonesian security forces in the past month with casualties on both sides.

September 20, 2021

OHCHR News Release - September 20, 2021

Geneva – Indonesia must provide West Papuan human rights defender Victor Yeimo with proper medical care to keep him from dying in prison, a UN human rights expert said today.

September 16, 2021

TAPOL Press Release - September 16, 2021

London – Peaceful demonstrators, student activists, West Papuan and Indonesian political activist groups, human rights lawyers and defenders and individual civilians experienced extreme

September 9, 2021

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - September 9, 2021

Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton are attending the seventh Indonesia-Australia Foreign and Defense Ministers 2+2 dialog in Jakarta

September 5, 2021

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - September 5, 2021

In the early hours of the 2nd September, The TPNPB-OPM raided the Kisor military post in the Maybrat regency, West Papua Province. Four soldiers were killed and two wounded.

August 29, 2021

Suara Papua - August 29, 2021

Press Release by Veronica Koman, Sydney – The District Court of Jayapura issued an order to hospitalize imprisoned West Papuan pro-independence leader, Victor Yeimo, as a matter of utmo

August 20, 2021

Amnesty International News Release - August 20, 2021

Indonesian security forces have used discriminatory excessive force and racially abused protesters peacefully opposing the renewal of the Papuan Special Autonomy Law, new research by Am

August 16, 2021

West Papua Action Auckland - August 16, 2021

16 August 2021

Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Parliament Buildings
Wellington

Kia ora Nanaia Mahuta

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - August 16, 2021

AWPA condemns the crackdown on peaceful demonstrators today in West Papua. Early reports (from FB and local media) indicate up to 50 people arrested and two wounded.

August 14, 2021

Joint Statement - August 14, 2021

London, New York, Berlin – TAPOL, ETAN and Watch Indonesia!

August 12, 2021

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) - August 12, 2021

Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 6100
Senate, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

12 August 2021

August 4, 2021

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - August 4, 2021

It has been reported that the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders are meeting virtually on the 6 August.

August 3, 2021

Human Rights Watch News Release - August 3, 2021

Andreas Harsono – Indonesian Army Chief Gen.

July 29, 2021

TAPOL Statement - July 29, 2021

TAPOL strongly condemns the conduct of two airforce personnel who severely beat a disabled man, Steven Yadohamang, in Merauke, West Papua province, on 27 July 2021.

July 14, 2021

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Statement - July 14, 2021

We have received urgent information from inside West Papua: students peacefully demonstrating against Indonesia's imposition of a second 'Special Autonomy' bill have been harassed, beat

July 12, 2021

East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) Statement - July 12, 2021

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) mourns the death of Carmel Budiardjo, a tireless defender of human rights in Indonesia, West Papua and Timor-Leste, who passed away Ju

July 11, 2021

Tapol Statement - July 11, 2021

Carmel Budiardjo, TAPOL's founder and driving force for many decades, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday 10th July.

July 6, 2021

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - July 6, 2021

Today, the 6 July marks 23 years since the Indonesian security forces massacred scores of people in Biak, West Papua.

June 9, 2021

International Federation of Journalists Statement - June 9, 2021

Global media organisations sent a joint letter to Indonesia's minister of Communication and Information Technology urging him to repeal Ministerial Regulation 5/2020 (MR5) that enables