February 7, 2016
On 6th February, there were many Free West Papua Campaign events held in the city of Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Action Needed: Ask your UK MP to attend the February meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua
February 1, 2016
UK SUPPORTERS- URGENT CALL FOR ACTION We are asking all of our UK supporters to contact their local representatives to urge them to attend this months British All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua meeting. Your MP has a duty to represent your concerns within Parliament and this is your…
January 27, 2016
A new and inspiring documentary, Punks for West Papua has recently been released, following the punk rock community of Australia who have united in force to support the people of West Papua and the struggle for freedom. Watch the trailer for the ground breaking new documentary here Last year, the
January 23, 2016
On January 21st, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, and the Chairperson of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Hon. Manasseh Sogavare met once again with members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). The ULMWP briefed the Prime Minister on the situation in occupied West Papua and…
January 19, 2016
Reporters sans frontières/Reporters Without Borders has slammed the Indonesian government for rejecting the visa of another foreign journalist after they made a documentary about West Papua. For decades, the Indonesian government has systematically banned, barred ans restricted all foreign journalists from visiting occupied West Papua.
January 19, 2016
It is very encouraging that the United States government is showing concern at the terrible human rights situation in occupied West Papua where it is estimated over 500,000 West Papuan people have been killed ever since West Papua was illegally annexed by Indonesia in 1969.
January 19, 2016
We have just received urgent news from occupied West Papua that another West Papuan youth has been reportedly arrested, beaten and tortured by the Indonesian police. According to the report, West Ppauan student Eli Anouw was arrested without clear reason in the Nabire regency and was then beaten and tortured…
January 6, 2016
West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda recently wrote a Press Release condemning threats and blame from the Head of the Indonesian Police and the Head of the Indonesian Intelligence Agency. Following their response to this Press Release, Benny Wenda released a second Press Statement, quesioning who the real liars are when it comes…
December 28, 2015
West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda has written this statement in response to the Indonesian government boosting more military ties with Australia and warning countries not to support West Papua. Dear everyone, On Monday 21st December, the Indonesian Defence and Foreign Ministers met with the Australian Defence and Foreign…
More than 700 West Papuan people persecuted – Human Rights abuses in West Papua have increased under Jokowi
December 18, 2015
In the one year that Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been in office, human rights violations in West Papua have increased and even the National Human Rights Commission has stated that in this year more than 700 West Papuans have been persecuted through being arrested, beaten, and tortured.