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…
Annual stoush in New York over West Papua

Johnny Blades, Radio NZ It’s become an annual stoush in New York. Pacific leaders call for an investigation into killings and various alleged human rights abuses against West Papuans by Indonesian security forces. The long-running complaint that Papuans were denied…
Vanuatu PM accuses world leaders of ignoring West Papua

The prime minister of Vanuatu has accused world leaders at the UN of turning a deaf ear to more than half a century of atrocities committed by Indonesia on the people of West Papua. Speaking at the UN General Assembly…
Papuan rights highlighted in UN review of Indonesia

Several countries have highlighted concern about treatment of West Papuans, in a human rights review of Indonesia at the UN in Geneva. New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Germany and Mexico were among the countries raising concern about human rights in Papua…

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…