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Benny Wenda: West Papua leader receives freedom of Oxford

The exiled leader of an Indonesian separatist group has been awarded the freedom of the city of Oxford. City councillors honoured West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda, who was granted UK asylum in 2002. The Foreign Office said the decision…
There is Nothing ‘Neo’ about the Colonialization of West Papua

Source: https://intercontinentalcry.org/ Last month, a small group of West Papuan prisoners attempted to escape Indonesia’s Abepura prison before being caught and brutally tortured. In the end, two men, Maikel Ilinmaton and Selyus Logo, were killed and eight others were hospitalized…

4.30 pm Robert Courts (Witney) (Con) I beg to move, That this House has considered human rights in West Papua. It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I am delighted to have been granted this extremely…
How land grabbers weaponise indigenous ritual against Papuans

An interview with anthropologist Sophie Chao Source: https://thegeckoproject.org/ Industrial-scale agriculture poses considerable risk to the indigenous peoples of Papua, whose culture and livelihoods are closely linked to the region’s extensive rainforest. Last November, Mongabay and The Gecko Project published an…

By Gina Goh 03/27/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In predominantly Muslim Indonesia, its largest and easternmost province, Papua, a place where over 80% of the population identifies as Christian, stands in stark contrast to the rest of the country which holds…
UN court rejects UK’s claim of sovereignty over Chagos Islands

The Guardian – Judges advise Britain that separating archipelago from Mauritius in 1960s was wrong The UK has been ordered to hand back the Chagos Islands to Mauritius “as rapidly as possible” after the United Nations’ highest court ruled that continued British…
US pledges to help Aust build naval base

THE United States will partner with Australia to develop the naval base at Lombrun on Manus island, says Vice-President Mike Pence. “It’s my privilege to announce that the United States will partner with Papua New Guinea and Australia on their…
Vanuatu masih pertahankan status Non-Blok

Port Vila, Jubi – Dalam menanggapi laporan yang tidak habis-habisnya, mengenai rencana Australia membangun pangkalan di empat negara di Kepulauan Pasifik selama beberapa hari terakhir, Vanuatu dengan jelas kembali menegaskan status non-militernya. Ketika ditanya apakah pernah ada diskusi antara Australia dan…