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West Papua-the elephant in the room

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 3:15 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Attorney-General George Brandis, Justice Minister Michael Keenan and Dan Tehan, will meet with Indonesia’s top security minister Wiranto and other Indonesian Ministers today in Jakarta for the third Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) on Law and Security. More >>

More intimidation of activists as anniversary approaches

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:45 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Media release- 30 June 2016 More intimidation of activists as anniversary of West Papuan independence declaration approaches On the 1st July in 1971, West Papuan Independence was declared by the OPM. More >>

Intimidation of KNPB and student activists increases.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 11:18 am | Australia West Papua Association

Intimidation of KNPB and student activists increases. 65 more activists arrested on the 13 June More >>

More KNPB activists arrested in West Papua

Sunday, 12 June 2016, 7:32 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Local media ( suarapapua.com ) has reported the arrests of up to 31 KNPB activists in Jayapura on Friday the 10 June. Those arrested were simply handing out leaflets informing the public about an upcoming rally to be held on the 15 June. More >>

More KNPB activists arrested in West Papua

Sunday, 12 June 2016, 7:07 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Local media ( suarapapua.com ) has reported the arrests of up to 31 KNPB activists in Jayapura on Friday the 10 June. Those arrested were simply handing out leaflets informing the public about an upcoming rally to be held on the 15 June. Joe Collins ... More >>

OPEN letter to Pacific Islands Forum Leaders

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 11:23 am | Australia West Papua Association

On behalf of the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney), I am writing to you concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua[1]. More >>

30 Activists arrested in West Papua

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 11:33 am | Australia West Papua Association

Today, the 28 May the KNPB had called for peaceful rallies in all regions of West Papua. More >>

Security arrest over 30 peaceful activists in Manokwari

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:26 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Just a week after the Indonesian president visited West Papua , security forces have arrested over 30 peaceful activists in Manokwari. The rally was called by a number of organisations to support the United Liberation Movement for West Papua becoming ... More >>

5 West Papuan prisoners granted clemency/media bans lifted

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 2:35 pm | Australia West Papua Association

5 West Papuan prisoners granted clemency/media bans lifted for foreign journalists wanting to visit West Papua. More >>

West Papua –“Lest we forget”

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 3:07 pm | Australia West Papua Association

AS Anzac approaches and Australians and New Zealanders remember those who fought and lost their lives on Anzac Day, it is hoped we will also remember the unfree people of the Pacific region and in particular those who are still suffering from human ... More >>

AWPA condemns the intimidation of the staff at KNPB office

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 12:10 pm | Australia West Papua Association

The Australia West Papua Association in Sydney condemns the intimidation of the staff of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Merauke’s office by the Indonesian security forces. More >>

Summary of events in West Papua for January -5 Feb

Friday, 6 February 2015, 11:37 am | Australia West Papua Association

On the 1 January two policemen and a security officer at Freeport-McMoRan were killed. Second Brig. Riyan Hariansah and First Brig. Muhammad Andriad, both aged 22, and a 33-year-old security guard Suko Miartono were found dead shortly after carrying ... More >>

West Papua - Year In Review 2014 - AWPA

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 9:34 am | Australia West Papua Association

This report details incidents of human rights abuses and events that occurred in West Papua during 2014. 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 >>

West Papua -5 civilians were shot dead, 22 people injured

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:10 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Five civilians were shot dead by a joint force of Indonesian Police and Military in Paniai, on Monday 8th December. More >>

Summary of events in West Papua for October 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014, 2:18 pm | Australia West Papua Association

AWPA uses the name “West Papua” to refer to the whole of the western half of the Island of New Guinea. However, “West Papua” at this time is divided into two provinces, Papua and West Papua. More >>

29 KNPB Members Arrested in Merauke

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:02 pm | Australia West Papua Association

MERAUKE, SUARAPAPUA.com --- Police officers (Police) Merauke, Monday (10/13/2014) this morning, reportedly capture 29 members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), which intends to hold a peaceful protest Indonesian government demanded release ... More >>

West Papua: Six KNPB activists arrested and beaten

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:11 pm | Australia West Papua Association

The KNPB has reported that a six of their activists were arrested, beaten and taken to the Jayapura Police Station yesterday afternoon, 3 July. The six activists are Ono Balingga, Hakul Kobak, Yandri Heselo, Gesman Tabuni, Ronal Wenda. The name of ... More >>

Abbott Should Raise West Papua with President Yudhyono

Saturday, 7 June 2014, 2:25 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is to attend the D-day anniversary celebrations in France and will stop in Indonesia briefly to meet with President Yudhyono to try and smooth relations with Jakarta over the spying scandal and Australia's stop the boats policy. More >>

UN Special Committe on Decolonization in West Papua

Friday, 23 May 2014, 3:06 pm | Australia West Papua Association

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold its Pacific Regional Seminar in Nadi, Fiji, from 21 to 23 May 2014. More >>

Summary of events in West Papua for April

Sunday, 4 May 2014, 10:03 am | Australia West Papua Association

There were a number of armed clashes and shooting incidents in West Papua during April. On the 5 April there was a clash between the security forces and approximately 40 civilians on the West Papuan - PNG border in the Wutung area. The border crossing ... More >>

 

 

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