ICP News: High Commissioner visits Indonesia | Health crisis in Asmat | journalists expelled | 2 cases of EJK
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maandag 12 maart 2018 11:32

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News on West Papua's human rights and conflict situation:

  • Devastating health conditions in the regencies Asmat and Pegunungan Bintang - epidemic outbreaks and malnutrition reveal government failures
  • LIPI survey elucidates difference in perception regarding situation in West Papua
  • Papuan students outside of West Papua face systematic harassment
  • Army officer insults Filep Karma during interrogation at Cengkarang Airport
  • Freedom of assembly under threat - Security forces prevent commemoration of international human rights day in Dogiyai Regency
  • Papuan central highlands remain human rights hot spot - security force members torture group of indigenous Papuans
  • Military members torture Papuan man to death - Asian Human Rights Commission launches urgent appeal
  • BBC journalist has to leave Papua because her tweets hurt "feelings of the Indonesian military"
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visits Indonesia
  • Parliament members in the Netherlands concerned about situation of indigenous Peoples in West Papua
  • Indigenous woman shot dead in Timika - seven mobile police brigade members under investigation
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Straffeloosheid in Papoea geeft politie en leger er de vrije hand
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donderdag 22 februari 2018 09:33

Reformatorisch Dagblad
https://www.rd.nl/vandaag/buitenland/straffeloosheid-in-papoea-geeft-politie-en-leger-er-de-vrije-hand-1.1469372

Ab Jansen,22 februari 2018

Massale arrestaties, marteling en intimidaties. Het is de praktijk in de Indonesische provincie Papoea, maar vrijwel onbekend.

Op 8 februari liet de Tweede Kamer aan toenmalig minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Zijlstra weten bezorgd te zijn over de onderdrukking van de Papoeabevolking in Indonesië. De SGP stelde met steun van acht andere partijen vragen aan de minister. Vooral de mensenrechtenschendingen door leger en politie en het gebrek aan persvrijheid in de regio baarden de Kamer zorgen.

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UN Human Rights Chief to Examine Rights Abuses in Papua
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woensdag 07 februari 2018 08:38

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Dozens of children in Asmat, Papua, have contracted measles and are considered malnourished. (Antara Photo/M Agung Rajasa)
http://jakartaglobe.id/news/un-human-rights-chief-examine-rights-abuses-papua/
By : Sheany | on 9:16 PM February 07, 2018
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Jakarta. The United Nations high commissioner for human rights said on Wednesday (07/02) that he will send a mission to Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, following reports of abuses against its indigenous population.

"I am also concerned about reports of excessive use of force by security forces, harassment, arbitrary arrests and detentions in Papua," Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein told reporters in Jakarta during his three-day visit to Indonesia.

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