Let’s Have a Massive Rally on Friday October 11th, 2019!

Let’s Do Our Part to End Misery, Shame and Despair Our People Have Endured for 57 Years! By Natalius Pigai, Defender of the Weak / Commissioner of the National Commission on Human Rights 2012-2017 I write this article based on…
Vanuatu and Solomons raise Papua at UN rights council

Vanuatu and Solomon Islands have raised the issue of human rights abuses against West Papuans at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The two governments made a statement which also noted that Indonesia had not yet given access to…
NZ ‘deeply concerned’ by West Papua violence

New Zealand’s government says it’s “deeply concerned” by recent violence in Indonesia’s West Papua during protests which have rocked the country. At least 10 people have been killed in separate clashes between Papuan demonstrators, security forces and vigilante mobs. Dozens…
The history behind West Papua’s resurgent political dissent

As political unrest and civil violence again grip Indonesia’s eastern Papua provinces – what is the history behind the resurgent discontent of the region’s Indigenous people? BY TOM STAYNER A resurgence of rebellion among West Papuans demanding independence for their native…
West Papua Solidarity March Today

By Jason Abel, Port Vila, Vanuatu The Vanuatu Government has voiced great concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua and calls for urgent intervention by the international community. “While the deployment of military was deemed necessary to quell…
Why West Papua’s latest protests are different from the ones before

BY TRACEY SHELTON AND TASHA WIBAWAUPDATED ABOUT 11 HOURS AGO Thousands of people have been protesting across Indonesia’s easternmost territory over the past two weeks, torching government buildings and clashing with police, resulting in dozens of deaths and injuries. Key points: Protests have been…
PNG urges UN visit to West Papua

Papua New Guinea has reiterated a call for UN representatives to visit West Papua amid widespread protests. Indonesia has banned violent protests and separatist speeches in the two Papuan provinces, where at least 10 people have been killed and dozens arrested.…
Papuan students under siege seek self-determination

West Papuan university students who have been attacked by non-Papuan civilian groups during unrest in the region say they simply seek self-determination. A surge of anti-racism protests and pro-independence demonstrations by West Papuans has rocked Indonesia for the past two…
Treason charges against West Papuans must be dropped – Amnesty

Amnesty International is calling on Indonesia to drop treason charges against six West Papuan activists. Their arrests came during a wave of anti-racism protests and pro-independence demonstrations by Papuans which have rocked Indonesia for the past two weeks. The activists…