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  • Nine activists arrested, charged for displaying flag, expressing support for independence

    (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 ...
  • Update on March 3 demonstrations

    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...
  • Lawyer on trial for sending SMS

    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...
  • Papuans protest flag-flying ban

    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...
  • Congressman’s visit highlights problems of access

    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’

    ‘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 ...
  • Suharto and the rape of West Papua

    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...