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Open Letter to Pacific Islands Forum Leaders re West Papua

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 1:35 pm | AWPA

29 August 2017 - AWPA has written an open letter to the PIF leaders (letter below media release). More >>

Up to 150 people reported arrested in Nabire, West Papua

Sunday, 9 July 2017, 11:17 am | AWPA

Hundreds of KNPB activists of the Nabire region were arrested and transported into truck Nabire Police in Bukit Meriam witnessed by a Papuan mama - (Jubi / ist) More >>

West Papua Report 2016

Tuesday, 3 January 2017, 2:26 pm | AWPA

This report details incidents of human rights abuses and events that occurred in West Papua during 2016. It is by no means exhaustive. In the report AWPA uses the name “West Papua” to refer to the whole of the western half of the Island of ... More >>

AWPA condemns the arrest of 6 KNPB members

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 9:12 pm | AWPA

Media release 17 December 2016 -AWPA condemns the arrest of 6 KNPB members in Nabire, West Papua Six members of the KNPB were arrested in Nabire on Friday the 16 December. Four members were arrested at the Police station when they went to inform the police ... More >>

AWPA congratulates the People and Government of Vanuatu

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 1:40 am | AWPA

AWPA congratulates the People and Government of Vanuatu on receiving the John Rumbiak Human Rights Defenders Award for 2015. More >>

West Papuan Leaders join International Solidarity Groups

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 1:48 pm | AWPA

West Papuan leaders of the newly formed United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) including Benny Wenda, Octovianus Mote and Rex Rumakiek met in Brisbane over the weekend with Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand solidarity groups. More >>

Australian help for West Papua

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 2:52 pm | AWPA

The Australia West Papua Association thanks the Australian government for endorsing a petition for greater journalistic access to the Papuan territory under Indonesian administration. More >>

AWPA congratulates Human Rights Award Winners 2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:52 am | AWPA

The Australia West Papua Association in Sydney congratulates Catherine Delahunty ( Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand ) and Maire Leadbeater.on receiving the John Rumbiak Human Rights Defenders Award for 2014. More >>

Indonesian security break up peaceful rallies in West Papua

Sunday, 20 October 2013, 3:17 pm | AWPA

A heavy security presence disrupted peaceful rallies across West Papua which had been called to commemorate the anniversary of the 3rd Papuan peoples congress. More >>

OPEN Letter to Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Re West Papua

Monday, 2 September 2013, 1:52 pm | AWPA

AWPA has written an open letter to the PIF leaders asking that they discuss the human rights situation in West Papua at the upcoming Pacific Islands Forum in Majuro. Joe Collins of AWPA said, we would like the Forum Leaders to follow the example of the ... More >>

Dissolving Dec 1 Demo | KNPB Chairman Arrested

Monday, 3 December 2012, 10:24 am | AWPA

A google translate of article posted on AWPA facebook page. Be-aware that google translate can be a bit erratic. Original bahasa below translation. More >>

AWPA calls on the Foreign Minister Bob Carr to raise concern

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 2:57 pm | AWPA

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) AWPA calls on the Foreign Minister Bob Carr to raise concerns about Detachment 88 on his visit to Indonesia The Foreign Minister Bob Carr is visiting Indonesia and we are encouraged by his statement to ... More >>

AWPA letter to Bob Carr re attack on Honai Lama village

Monday, 11 June 2012, 1:45 pm | AWPA

AWPA has written to the Australian Foreign Minister urging that he contact the Indonesian President asking the President to control the security forces in West Papua and urging that the security forces be returned to their barracks as a way of avoiding further ... More >>

Shootings In West Papua

Sunday, 6 May 2012, 6:59 pm | AWPA

A convoy of Freeport Indonesia cars was attacked twice on the road linking Tembagapura and the company’s Grasberg mine although no one was injured. The Jakarta Globe reported that “A group of unidentified men shot the convoy at mile 26. The ... More >>

PIF Should Grant Observer Status to Territory of West Papua

Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 3:07 pm | AWPA

At the the 42nd Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) to be held in Auckland next week, AWPA calls on the PIF leaders to grant observer status to genuine representatives of the West Papuan people who are struggling for their right to self determination. More >>

A snapshot of events in West Papua during April

Monday, 2 May 2011, 9:28 am | AWPA

Australia West Papua Association monthy update (April 2011) Activists arrested Six activists from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) were arrested by police in Wamena on the 30 April. They were arrested while they were distributing leaflets ... More >>

AWPA calls on PNG government not to return any West Papuans

Friday, 28 January 2011, 10:02 pm | AWPA

AWPA has written to the PNG Prime Minister asking that the West Papuan people who have been apprehended during Operation Sunset Merona along the PNG/West Papuan border not be handed over to the Indonesian authorities. Joe Collins said we are urging ... More >>

AWPA Calls On PM To Raise Human Rights Situation

Tuesday, 26 October 2010, 3:25 pm | AWPA

The Australian PM will visit Indonesia on the 1 and 2 November to d iscuss ways to further strengthen the bilateral relationship and increase cooperation across a number of economic, security, development and environmental challenges. More >>

AWPA Calls On Govt To Break Ties With Kopassus

Friday, 1 October 2010, 5:41 pm | AWPA

Just weeks after it was revealed members of the Indonesian counter-terrorism unit were accused of toturing activists in Maluku, the Australian SAS has conducted a joint exercises with another Indonesian Special Forces unit, Kopassus, in Bali. More >>

AWPA: West Papuan Activists Needs Protection

Monday, 2 November 2009, 12:21 pm | AWPA

I am writing to you concerning Yoab Syatfle, a political activist in West Papua because of concern for his safety. Yoab Syatfle has received a number of death threats which were sent by SMS to his mobile phone and apparently related to his peaceful political ... More >>



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