UN Human Rights chief notes struggles in Papua

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein yesterday concluded a three day-visit to Indonesia where he had discussions with President Joko Widodo and top officials, human rights institutions as well as religious leaders. In a statement sumarising the findings of his visit, Zeid…
Melanesian leaders condemn UN for turning ‘a deaf ear’ to West Papua atrocities

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu leaders want investigation into alleged abuses and support for independence campaign Ben Doherty @bendohertycorro Sunday 24 September 2017 03.12 BS TLast modified on Sunday 24 September 2017 03.13 BST Melanesian leaders have accused the United Nations of having “turned a deaf ear” to…

By Pacific Media Watch –September 23, 2017, https://asiapacificreport.nz UN video sourced from the West Papua Liberation Organisation. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas has expressed his country’s concern about the vast flows of refugees and migrants, noting that in 2016 the…
West Papua: Five facts about Indonesia’s ‘dark, dirty secret’

ANALYSIS: By Connor Woodman, https://asiapacificreport.nz/ The Indonesian President, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, is desperate to keep hidden Indonesia’s dark, dirty secret – its brutal 50-year war in its easternmost provinces. Here are five things you should know about Indonesian rule in West Papua:…
Fallout from Indonesian officials confronting media

Radio NZ International – There’s more fallout from a confrontation between media and Indonesian officials at the Pacific Island Forum Leaders summit in Samoa’s capital last week after the topic of West Papua was brought up.   A protest supporting…

Dutch Journalist Rohan Radheya photographs senior West Papuan OPM commanders at their headquarters inside the jungles of West Papua. (Image: Supplied by Rohan Radheya) Dutch journalist and filmmaker Rohan Radheya spent five months undercover to document West Papua’s ongoing struggle for independence…

Source: AAP, SBS News Seven Pacific island nations have called for a UN investigation into allegations of human rights abuses in Indonesia’s West Papua and Papua provinces, where a separatist movement has simmered for decades. A statement to a session of…