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Time for Rudd to take a stand for basic rights in West Papua

Thursday, December 01, 2011
FOREIGN Minister Kevin Rudd has staked Australia's UN Security Council candidacy - and international reputation - on the claims that Australia is  ... read more

Leading human rights organisations urge Australia's Foreign Minister to defend human rights in West Papua

Monday, November 28, 2011
Source: The Human Rights Law Centre ( The Australian Government should take a leadership role in promoting and protect ... read more

Third Papuan People's Congress ends with violent crackdown by Indonesian Military

Thursday, November 03, 2011
Indonesian military forces have moved in to shut down the Third Papuan People's Congress and have reportedly killed at least six people with many  ... read more

Workers Strike at Freeport Mine in West Papua

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Indonesian Security forces have been accused of shooting and killing a protester and injuring dozens as they clashed with striking workers at the  ... read more

Torture captured on mobile phone video

Friday, October 01, 2010
Videos recorded on mobile phones in West Papua that graphically show incidents of torture have been published by media outlets around the world. T ... read more

Cholera outbreak in West Papua: Indonesian Government response ineffective

Sunday, June 29, 2008
New reports from Human Rights and Church sources in West Papua state that 85 people have died in a Cholera outbreak over the past 3 months in the  ... read more

Election of Chairperson and Secretary General of the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
PRESS STATEMENT from the WEST PAPUA NATIONAL COALITION FOR LIBERATION The leaders representing 29 West Papuan political and civil society org ... read more

Indonesian Defence Minister visits Australia after Indonesian security forces go on shooting rampage in West Papua

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
One teenage student is in hospital in a serious condition after being shot in the stomach when Indonesian security forces went on a shooting rampa ... read more

Update:   West Papuan Lawyer arrested by anti Terrorism Police is moved to Jakarta.

Friday, October 26, 2007
Human Rights Brief Human rights workers in Jayapura report today that Sabar Iwanggin who was arrested by Indonesia's special anti terrorism po ... read more

US Congressman's ban a setback for West Papuan democracy

Tuesday, July 03, 2007
TAPOL MEDIA RELEASE 3 July 2007 The decision, announced yesterday, by the Indonesian Government to prevent US Congressman Eni Faleomavaega f ... read more