UK Government becomes 82nd state demanding UN access to West Papua

In a major victory for the ULMWP, the British Government has stated its support for a visit to West Papua by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Commissioner’s visit, a key demand of international states, would lead to an evidence-based report on the human rights situation in West Papua. Responding to a question […]

UN Responds after Indonesia arrests own law-makers in new crack-down

Eighty-four Papuans were arrested for ‘treason’ on November 17, 2020, in Merauke, as Indonesia moves to crush dissent in illegally occupied West Papua. Civil unrest is growing over Jakarta’s proposed extension of the failed 2001 ‘Special Autonomy’ law, set to expire on January 1, 2021. Those arrested included staff members and advisors of the Papuan People’s Assembly […]

An Uprising in West Papua: To Independence Now

An Uprising in West Papua: To Independence Now An Uprising in West Papua BY TAMARA SOUKOTTA After suffering under colonial oppression from Indonesia for decades, West Papuans recently rose up. Their struggle for independence deserves our solidarity. mid the loud yells celebrating freedom during the Indonesian Independence Day celebration last month, West Papuan students in […]