Vraag Obama ondersteuning voor de mensenrechten in West-Papua!!!
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donderdag 08 oktober 2015 09:14

Op 26 oktober 2015 zal President Obama van de USA Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, de President van Indonesië ontmoeten.

Amerika levert wapens en traint Indonesische militairen, die vervolgens weer worden ingezet om de bevolking van West-Papua te onderdrukken.

Onderteken onderstaande petitie waarin Obama dringend wordt verzocht om de mensenrechtensituatie in West-Papua in zijn gesprek aan de orde te stellen.

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On October 26, 2015, President Obama will meet with Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

Beginning in May 1963, West Papua was occupied by Indonesia with U.S. government support and encouragement. By 1969, Indonesia had annexed the territory. Over the course of five decades, West Papuans have suffered mass killings, torture, rape, and the loss of their culture and lands. U.S. corporations like the mining giant Freeport McMoRan have devastated the environment. At least 100,000 Papuans are estimated to have died as a result of Indonesian rule. In addition, the region has been so inundated with migrants that indigenous Papuans are no longer a majority in their own land.

The U.S. continues to arm and train the security forces that repress the West Papuan people. The Indonesian government's attempts to conceal the truth about West Papua include banning foreign journalists and UN Special Rapporteurs on human rights from visiting the territory. While President Widodo has announced several positive initiatives, elements in his government, including the security forces, are resisting change and the human rights violations continue.

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The West Papuans continue to resist Indonesian rule. Groups supporting self-determination recently came together in the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) in a broad coalition to press their case within West Papua and internationally.

Restrictions on security assistance from the United States were important in Timor-Leste (East Timor) gaining their independence from Indonesia. The U.S. should again restrict training and weapons to Indonesia in support of the rights of West Papuans.

For more information on West Papua, read the monthly West Papua Report, published by the West Papua Advocacy Team and ETAN.

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Hieronder de tekst van de petitie:

To: President Obama When you meet with Indonesia's President Widodo this fall, we urge you support an end to human rights violations in the provinces of Papua and West Papua. Specifically we urge you to condition U.S. support for the Indonesian security forces to concrete improvements in human rights, including credible trials of those who are accused of past and ongoing human rights violations; unconditional freedom for political prisoners; unrestricted access to the territory; and engaging in internationally-mediated talks between the Indonesian government and the United Liberation Movement for West Papua. Why is this important? On October 26, 2015, President Obama will meet with Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. Beginning in May 1963, West Papua was occupied by Indonesia with U.S. government support and encouragement. By 1969, Indonesia had annexed the territory. Over the course of five decades, West Papuans have suffered mass killings, torture, rape, and the loss of their culture and lands. U.S. corporations like the mining giant Freeport McMoRan have devastated the environment. At least 100,000 Papuans are estimated to have died as a result of Indonesian rule. In addition, the region has been so inundated with migrants that indigenous Papuans are no longer a majority in their own land. The U.S. continues to arm and train the security forces that repress the West Papuan people. The Indonesian government's attempts to conceal the truth about West Papua include banning foreign journalists and UN Special Rapporteurs on human rights from visiting the territory. While President Widodo has announced several positive initiatives, elements in his government, including the security forces, are resisting change and the human rights violations continue. The West Papuans continue to resist Indonesian rule. Groups supporting self-determination recently came together in the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) in a broad coalition to press their case within West Papua and internationally. Restrictions on security assistance from the United States were important in Timor-Leste (East Timor) gaining their independence from Indonesia. The U.S. should again restrict training and weapons to Indonesia in support of the rights of West Papuans. This is a petition of the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network For more information on West Papua, read the monthly West Papua Report, published by the West Papua Advocacy Team and ETAN.

 
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