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More than 150 West Papuans arrested in demonstrations – lawyer

An Indonesian lawyer says more than 150 West Papuan independence activists were arrested on Thursday. Veronica Koman says 65 remain detained in Jayapura after rallying for the support of their cause being raised at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum summit.…
Pacific leaders want action on West Papua human rights issues

By Nic Maclellan in Funafuti, Tuvalu, Source: https://islandsbusiness.com/ Members of the Pacific Islands Forum have urged Indonesia to take action on human rights violations in West Papua, and strongly encouraged Jakarta to facilitate a long-mooted visit by the UN High…
Tongan PM blasts Pacific regionalism ‘myth’ and silence over West Papua

By Pacific Media Watch – Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk By Makereta Komai in Funafuti, Tuvalu Tonga’s Prime Minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, has delivered a stinging attack against regionalism and the Pacific Islands Forum’s stance of leaving no one behind, for failing to amicably resolve the…
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…