We have been carefully following with serious concern the political developments and changes that are currently taking place in Indonesia, specifically the presidential candidates who w
November 10, 2023
November 8, 2023
Liberty Victoria is awarding the 2023 Voltaire Empty Chair Award to Mr Victor Yeimo, a strong advocate for West Papua's independence from Indonesia and an international spokesperson for
November 5, 2023
Dear Pacific Islands Forum leaders,
On behalf of the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney), I am writing to you concerning the issue of West Papua.
October 31, 2023
On October 27, 8 progressive and socialist organisations issued a joint statement in support of Palestine and its resistance against Israeli colonialism.
October 27, 2023
We, the organisations in Indonesia listed below, declare that:
On October 14, West Papuan journalist Victor Mambor was informed that the police investigation into an explosion outside his home in January had been terminated months prior.
September 27, 2023
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)PO Box 28, Spit Junction,NSW 2088
Senator the Hon Penny Wong
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
We demand the removal of Cuba from the United States (US) Administration's list of countries supporting terrorism, along with the unconditional lifting of the debilitating blockade, an
September 12, 2023
A Radio New Zealand (RNZ) journalist has alleged that an Indonesian official attempted to both bribe and intimidate him following an interview at a recent meeting of a Melanesian
August 18, 2023
Rt Hon Chris Hipkins
Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Minister of Foreign Affairs
August 13, 2023
Again, West Papuan National Committee (KNPB) activists were arrested simply because they were handing out flyers calling on West Papuans to commemorate the tragic day in their history,
July 28, 2023
As the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders' summit approaches, Indonesia is stepping up its campaign of repression against West Papuans peacefully rallying for full membership of t
July 17, 2023
Riang Karunianidi – The government has demolished the remains of the Geudong House (Rumoh Geudong) in Pidie regency, Aceh.
July 12, 2023
The Australia West Papua Association condemns the arrest of 10 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) members yesterday, 11 July.
As people across West Papua mobilise in favour of the ULMWP gaining full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Indonesia is ramping up its repression of peaceful activists
July 5, 2023
Indonesia's President Widodo's visit to Australia has ignited a pressing demand for an open and honest conversation about the ongoing West Papua crisis.
Today, the 6 July marks 25 years since the Indonesian security forces massacred scores of people in Biak, West Papua.
July 4, 2023
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is attending the 8th Indonesia-Australia Annual Leaders Meeting in Sydney before flying on to PNG for a 2 day visit on Wednesday.
June 6, 2023
We are at a historic moment for the West Papuan people.
May 24, 2023
The International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories (NSGT) is commemorated annually from 25-31 May.
May 22, 2023
Jakarta – The Indonesian government should support the national Press Council's efforts to protect university media outlets and mediate their disputes with school authorities, Human Rig
May 21, 2023
It is twenty-five years since mass "Reformasi" (reform) protests brought down the "New Order" Indonesian military dictatorship, marked by the resignation of General Suharto on May 21, 1
May 10, 2023
London – With the ink now drying on the laws creating the new provinces in West Papua, claimed by Jakarta to have support from Papuans, TAPOL's new report, 'West Papua 2022: Freedom Of
May 7, 2023
Indonesian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Papuans and those detained solely for their peaceful expressions, said Amnesty International Indonesia and Amnesty In
April 19, 2023
On Saturday the 15 April there was a clash between the Free Papua Movement (TPNPB) and the Indonesian security forces (TNI) in the Nduga District.
March 30, 2023
Today, Indonesia has shown that even humanitarianism is illegal in West Papua.
March 23, 2023
Members of Federasi Serikat Buruh Demokratik Kerakyatan (F-SEDAR) in Indonesia have been struggling against the company Alpen Food Industry (AICE) for over 5 years.
March 10, 2023
The Indonesian state is causing a renewed humanitarian crisis in occupied West Papua.
March 8, 2023
It has been a month since Susi Air pilot Philip Mark Mehrtens was taken hostage by the National Liberation Army of West Papua (TPNPB) in Nduga, in the highlands of Papua Pegunungan Prov
Senator the Hon Penny Wong
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
9 March 2023
Dear Foreign Minister,
March 4, 2023
A new survey showed that Indonesian female journalists have experienced various forms of sexual violence in the workplace and in the course of fulfilling their duties in the field.
February 25, 2023
I am heartbroken to hear that nine West Papuans have been murdered by Indonesian security forces after unrest in Wamena, my hometown.
February 20, 2023
The Pacific Conference of Churches has concluded a series of meetings with Benny Wenda and other representatives of the united liberation movement of West Papua during his visit to Fiji
February 9, 2023
I want to offer my deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the New Zealand pilot taken hostage in Nduga.
January 24, 2023
Although no one was injured in the blast near Victors home on Monday (around 4.00 am), Victor reports that the low-powered explosion "was so loud that my house shook like there was an e
Bangkok – Indonesian authorities must thoroughly and swiftly investigate the recent attack on Papuan journalist Victor Mambor's home and hold those responsible to account, the Committee
Veteran journalist and former regional AJI head Victor Mambor has reported the detonation of an explosive device outside his home on the morning of January 23, 2022.
January 13, 2023
[The following is an abridged translation of a statement by the United Socialists (Perserikatan Sosialis, PS) in response to Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's January 11 publi
The UN human rights office, OHCHR, welcomed on Friday the Indonesian President's statement of regret earlier this week, for serious rights violations dating back to the 1960s.
January 12, 2023
On behalf of the ULMWP Executive, I call for the immediate and unconditional release of Papua Governor Lukas Enembe.
Jakarta – Indonesia's new criminal code puts at risk the basic rights of millions of people in the country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2023.
December 11, 2022
Amnesty International Indonesia and Amnesty International Australia condemn the repression used against the people in West Papua when they were commemorating Human Rights Day on Decembe
December 10, 2022
Every Year Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 10 December to create awareness and promote respect for the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights a
December 9, 2022
The trial of Isak Sattu, a retired soldier who was a liaison officer present during the Paniai killings in 2014, came to a close on 8 December, with him being found not guilty of the cr
December 8, 2022
The Indonesian government has passed a controversial new Criminal Code that seriously violates international human rights standards and will effectively curtail freedom of expression an
Jakarta – The Indonesian parliament passed a new criminal code on December 6, 2022, containing provisions that seriously violate international human rights law and standards, Human Righ
December 6, 2022
New York – In response to news reports that Indonesian lawmakers passed a new criminal code with provisions that restrict press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the
December 2, 2022
Indonesian authorities should immediately release three Papuans who have been charged with treason by police for peacefully expressing their opinions, following crackdowns on a series o
December 1, 2022
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.