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 […]

Indonesia’s False Autonomy in West Papua in Dilemma

By Gpan West Papua Papua autonomy was given on a golden plate on a dark background of 40 years military occupation by Jakarta to Papuans as a gift without any reason whatsoever with lots of strings attached to it. Papua and Aceh inclusive of former Timor Timur provinces were categorized as “daerah daerah rawan” conflict […]

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 […]

GPAN Statement on Human Rights Violations in West Papua

 GPAN STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN WEST PAPUA DATED: 16/09/2019 Global Pan Africanism Network (GPAN) strongly condemns arrests of Papuan Activists by Indonesian security forces in an attempt to cover up the black genocide in West Papua. Indonesia has displayed aggression towards West Papua and even went ahead to launch a military warfare against Indigenous people […]