On 9th November 2022, Indonesia's 4th cycle of Indonesia's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) began at the UN in Geneva.
November 15, 2022
November 2, 2022
Andreas Harsono – Filep Karma, a prominent Papuan activist and former political prisoner, was found dead Monday on a beach in the Papuan city of Jayapura.
October 25, 2022
Two journalists have been summoned by the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) after publishing two articles on a minister's request to dismiss Gastao Pereira, the Director of Internal
October 10, 2022
The people of West Papua are today mourning the passing of two towering figures in our independence movement, Jonah Wenda and Leonie Tanggahma.
September 23, 2022
Jakarta – A rarely used Indonesian human rights court is putting a former army officer on trial for alleged crimes during a 2014 massacre in Papua, Human Rights Watch said today. Maj.
September 7, 2022
Multiple journalists have been harassed and intimidated for their coverage of fuel smuggling in Mataram in the West Nusa Tenggara province.
September 4, 2022
The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has identified 19 articles in the draft criminal code of Indonesia that could criminalize the work of journalists.
September 3, 2022
Robbie Newton, Coordinator, Asia – Authorities arrested six Indonesian soldiers this week suspected in the killing and mutilation of four Indigenous Papuans in Indonesia's West Papua pr
August 30, 2022
AWPA condemns the brutal killing of 4 West Papuan civilians in Pigapu-Logopon Village in the Mimika Regency in Papua.
It is heartbreaking to hear that four indigenous Papuan civilians have been killed and mutilated by Indonesian special forces.
August 15, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesian authorities should immediately drop politically motivated treason charges and release Papuans detained for the peaceful exercise of their rights in the Papua and We
August 12, 2022
Andreas Harsono – Indonesia's toxic blasphemy law has claimed another victim, this time a former government minister over a social media post deemed insulting to Buddhists.
July 27, 2022
The Indonesian government will begin blocking private electronic systems operators that fail to register their platforms by July 27, despite concerns from members of civil society that
Bangkok – Authorities in East Timor should drop their investigation into journalist Raimundos Oki and stop using legal threats to curb independent reporting, the Committee to Protect Jo
July 25, 2022
The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) and the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), agreeing to mutually
July 22, 2022
Three men attempted to intimidate a journalist at his house in Tamiang Layang, Central Kalimantan, on July 17, allegedly for his coverage of sexual harassment by a local official.
July 21, 2022
Bangkok – Indonesian authorities should investigate a series of incidents of harassment and intimidation against local journalists, identify and bring the relevant perpetrators to justi
July 19, 2022
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Timor-Leste's authorities to put the public interest first by dropping charges against a journalist accused of violating judicial confidentialit
July 18, 2022
The Australia West Papua Association is greatly disappointed that the human rights situation in West Papua was not mentioned in the official PIF Communique.
July 14, 2022
Reiner Brabar, Jayapura – The Papua People's Petition (PRP) as the group responsible for the simultaneous actions with the principle agenda of rejecting revisions to the Special Autonom
July 12, 2022
Andreas Harsono – One would hope that an educational institution that learned of sexual assaults on campus would focus on holding perpetrators accountable and preventing further inciden
July 5, 2022
Raimundos Oki, chief editor of news portal Oekusipost.com, has been accused of breaching judicial secrecy following an investigative report concerning the detention and forced virginity
The 6th July marks 24 years since the Biak Massacre when the Indonesian security forces massacred scores of people in Biak, West Papua.
July 4, 2022
We, the undersigned, represent a global coalition of non-governmental organizations urging the Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia to repeal Ministeri
July 1, 2022
Today we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the independence declaration of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) at Markas Victoria on July 1, 1971.
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
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
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
According to the UN there are 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories.
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 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
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
Open Letter: By David Robie of Asia Pacific Report
Kia ora Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi
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
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
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
AWPA has written to our foreign minister concerning the statement by the UN on West Papua. (Letter below).
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
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
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
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
The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) condemned the hacking and disinformation attacks against AJI Chairperson Sasmito Madrim.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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