(HRW/IFEX) - The following is a 19 March 2008 Human Rights Watch press release:
Indonesia: Free Peaceful Protesters in PapuaActivists Face Charges for Nonviolent Expression
London, March 19, 2008 - The Indonesian government should order the ...
Bron: www.manukoreri.netMEDIA ALERTUPDATE ON LATEST SITUATION IN WEST PAPUA, POST MARCH 3 DEMONSTRATIONSFOR IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION - WEDNESDAY MARCH 5, 2008 0800 AESTLatest CONFIRMED information received on situation inside is as follows. This is a follo...
A human rights lawyer based in Papua is now on trial for sending an SMS
message to several friends and his brother. Iwanggin Sabar Olif, 43
years old, a volunteer lawyer with the human rights NGO, ELSHAM in
Jayapura, was arrested on 18 October last yea...
There have been a number of serious incidents in West Papua in the past
few months. A ban on flying the Morning Star flag was reinforced by a
presidential decree late last year as 1 December, the day regarded by
Papuans as their national day, approache...
A visit to West Papua in late November by US Congressman, Eni
Faleomavaega, ended in a debacle when his time for meetings was reduced
from five days to two hours and he was prevented from visiting the
capital of Papua province, Jayapura. The curtailmen...
‘A climate of fear undeniably prevails in West Papua…’ says the Special
Representative of UN Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders, Hina
Jilani, in her report to the UN Human Rights Council, published in
January. The situation ...
Among the scores of articles that flooded the world’s media after
Suharto died in January, there was hardly a mention of his devastating
role in West Papua. Yet, within weeks of his assumption of power,
Indonesia was already negotiating with a US...