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 […]

West Papua mourns Ghanian President H.E JJ Rawlings

The Chairperson of United Liberation Movement for West Papua H.E Benny Wenda has sent his deepest condolences on behalf of the people of West Papua.   On behalf of the people of West Papua, I send my deepest condolences to the people of Ghana following the passing of former President Jerry Rawlings. Known for an […]

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 […]

Papua Autonomy ends 2021; what’s next for Papua?

By Solidarity for Indigenous Papuans (SIP) Papua Autonomy was given on the basis of Law Number 21 of 2001 on Papua Autonomy alongside Law Number 18 of 2001 Aceh Autonomy establishing the two provinces as the autonomous provinces within the Republic of Indonesia. The two sister provinces with the two sister laws started off from […]

Emergency Alert on Humanitarian Crisis and the Need for UN Intervention to West Papua Now

Emergency Alert on Humanitarian Crisis and the Need for UN Intervention to West Papua Now Since the 19th August anti-racism protest in West Papua there continues to be increase escalation of the military and police violence against civilians particularly against the indigenous West Papuans students, youths, women and men. On the 17th of September the […]

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 […]