Emma Kluge Activism and protests marked West Papua’s 50th anniversary last year of the so-called Act of Free Choice, which formalised Indonesia’s control over the territory, with the region’s people once again demanding independence from Indonesia. In January 2019, West Papuan…

*** 50 Years since the Act of free Choice *** “it was just a whitewash. The mood at the United Nations was to get rid of this problem as quickly as possible, Nobody gave a thought to the fact that there…
West Papua – the Next East Timor

The Indonesia’s “Look East” Diplomacy entails stepping up on its propaganda against United Liberation Movement For West Papua or ULMWP. This is legitimated by the proposition that to go against ULMWP is for the best interests of the People of…

4.30 pm Robert Courts (Witney) (Con) I beg to move, That this House has considered human rights in West Papua. It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I am delighted to have been granted this extremely…
PNG’s Parkop pushes for referendum for West Papuans

The newspaper The National reported that Powes Parkop wants PNG to push for a legitimate independence referendum for West Papuans He said this was needed because 1969’s so-called Act of Free Choice referendum, through which West Papua was incorporated into Indonesia, was…
31 people have been killed in West Papua. Why?

The construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in Indonesia’s Papua province, marking the region’s deadliest bout of violence in years. What happened? Every December 1, West Papuan separatists pay homage to what they call their ‘independence day’. Many…
Dozens killed in Papua attack

Papuan separatists are suspected of killing at least 24 Indonesian construction workers in Papua’s Yigi district. Papuan separatists are suspected of killing at least 24 Indonesian construction workers in Papua’s Yigi district. An Indonesian military spokesman said the violence started…
Police come to ULMWP Region Animha during regional meeting

Jayapura – The local police came to the regional meeting of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Region Animha which attended by regional leaders and delegates that held in their office in Merauke on Saturday (7/29/2018). According to Deputy…
UN urged to resolve Papuan self-determination

From Dateline Pacific, 6:04 am on 5 October 2017  An international law specialist says the United Nations should resolve the unfinished business of West Papuan self-determination Melinda Janki has analysed the adherence to international law in the transferral of sovereignty over Papua…
West Papua independence petition is rebuffed at UN

Exiled leader Benny Wenda presents smuggled petition to decolonisation committee but chair says Indonesian takeover of province is not on its agenda    Ben Doherty and Kate Lamb Saturday 30 September 2017 03.02 BSTFirst published on Saturday 30 September 201700.54 BST The…