Netherlands becomes 83rd state calling for UN visit to West Papua

January 13, 2021 in News – The Netherlands has become the 83rd international state calling for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to be allowed into West Papua. Following questions posed by parliamentarians from seven Dutch political parties, the Dutch Foreign…
‘Free Papua Movement’ Intensifies Amid Escalating Violence

West Papua was annexed by Indonesia decades ago, leading to a prolonged conflict. A tribal chief who lives overseas recently declared himself president of the embattled territory. By Richard C. Paddock BANGKOK — It has been 59 years since separatists…
Papuan independence battle fought from Oxford village

To his neighbours in Marston, a village in north Oxford where he has lived for 16 years, Benny Wenda is another face in the multicultural city. His six children have gone to local schools and he worships at the local…
West Papua independence leaders declare ‘government-in-waiting’

West Papuan leaders have declared a provisional “government-in-waiting” of the contested Indonesian province, as the United Nations said it was “disturbed by escalating violence” there, including the killing of a child allegedly by security forces. The province marks independence day…
West Papuan provisional government-in-exile formed

On December 1, all around the world, supporters of the long struggle for West Papuan self-determination raised the Morning Star flag of independence. In the Indonesian-occupied territory, Papuans braved arrest and police violence, because authorities treat raising the flag as…
The Leader of West Papuan Will Await Step of Jokowi

by Dea – West Papuan leaders have declared awaiting government, whilst Indonesia’s contested province, because the United Nations says it is “plagued by increased violence” there, including the alleged killing of a child by security forces. The province marks independence…