Today – 15 August 15 1962 – marks "a day of betrayal for us West Papuans", says a Papuan leader as critics reminded the world about what happened 59 years ago.
New York Agreement & 1969 Referendum
August 15, 2021
August 15, 2020
Chandra Iswinarno and Adie Prasetyo Nugraha – The Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) and the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) held actions at two locations in Jakarta on Sa
Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta – Activists from the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) and the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) held a demonstration on Saturday against the 1962 Ne
Denpasar – The Bali chapter of the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) held a protest action at the Renon traffic circle in the provincial capital of Denpasar on Saturday August 15 to commem
January 8, 2020
Jakarta – The Constitutional Court rejected on Monday a petition for a judicial review of several articles of Law No.
January 6, 2020
Jakarta – The Constitutional Court (MK) has rejected a judicial review of Law Number 12/1969 on the Formation of the West Irian (Papua) Autonomous Province and Autonomous Regencies in
August 17, 2019
An Indonesian lawyer says more than 150 West Papuan independence activists were arrested on Thursday.
August 16, 2019
Jakarta – The Papuan student dormitory in the Kalasan area of the East Java city of Surabaya was besieged by hundreds of people from various ormas (mass or social organisations) on the
David Sobolim, Jayapura – Papuan students from the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) and the Semarang and Salatiga Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) Committees held a joint
August 15, 2019
Darmadi Sasongko – A protest action on Thursday August 15 by the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) in the East Java city of Malang
Yudha Baskoro – Papuan activists marched in Central Jakarta on Thursday to mark the 56th commemoration of the United Nations-brokered New York Agreement, which saw control over the wes
May 1, 2019
It might seem incongruous but the Indonesian Constitutional Court is being asked to adjudicate a case that challenges Indonesian sovereignty in Papua.
April 25, 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia – Lawyers are challenging Indonesia's incorporation of the volatile Papua region into its territory in 1969 with a judicial review at the country's highest court.
April 13, 2019
TAPOL and the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) have applied for a judicial review of the "Act of Free Choice" by the Indonesian Constitutional Court.
September 21, 2018
On the 21st September in 1962 the UNGA debated the New York Agreement and voted to pass a Dutch-Indonesia resolution on it by 89 votes to none. There were 14 abstentions.
August 15, 2018
Bastian Tebai, Semarang – The Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) have called on all Papuan students through their city committees in
Arnold Belau, Jayapura – A peaceful action that was to be held by the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) in Ternate, North Maluku, was forcibly broken up by local police
August 2, 2018
Kustin Ayuwuragil & Ramadhan Rizki, Jakarta – Commemorating 49 years since the 'Act of Free Choice' (Pepera), the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian People's Front for
December 19, 2017
Bastian Tebai, Semarang – On Tuesday December 19, the Papua Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) held simultaneous protest actions around the country aga
September 27, 2017
Johnny Blades – It's become an annual stoush in New York.
August 15, 2017
Chanry Andrew Suripatty, Jayapura – A peaceful rally by thousands of protesters from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Waena Abepura, Jayapura, rejecting the August 15, 1962 New York Agre
Protests have been held in several cities in Indonesia to mark the anniversary of the agreement which sealed West Papua's incorporation into the republic.
August 3, 2017
Jayapura – Papuan students from the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) and the solidarity group the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) have held protests against the 1969 UN sponsored ref
August 15, 2015
Ben Hillier – "West Papuans know this day, 15 August, as 'Betrayal Day'." Jacob Rumbiak, a veteran leader of the West Papuan nationalist movement, is speaking at a Melbourne commemoration of the si
April 30, 2015
Fifty-two years ago on 1 May in 1963, the United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (UNTEA) transferred administration of the Dutch colony of Netherlands New Guinea to Indonesia.