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Few Papuan HIV sufferings are getting regular treatment

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 12:13 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Please note that 2.180 people out of 10.522 known infected persons means that only 20% of these persons receive treatment. This is unacceptable low as each sub-district of the two Papuan provinces theoretically is covered by a public health clinic (Puskesmas)and ... More >>

It's time for Jakart-Papua dialogue

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 12:03 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Jayapura: 'The new year, 2012 must be a year in which dialogue between Papua and Jakarta takes place,' said Hofni Simbiak, deputy chair of the MRP, during a discussion about development, the human rights situation and civil society in Papua. More >>

Breaking News: 4 shot dead in Nafri, West Papua

Monday, 1 August 2011, 9:54 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

[ Jayapura ] Reports are emerging that four people have been shot dead on Monday morning in an incident in Nafri village,in Abepura, West Papua . More >>

Arrests in West Papua will Continue through Christmas

Friday, 17 December 2010, 4:11 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

A group calling itself the Council of Western Melanesia with the leadership of Melkianus Bleskadit celebrated the Melanesia Nations anniversary on Tuesday 14th December by raising the Fourteen Star flag. Eight people, Melkianus Bleskadit, Priest Dance Yenu ... More >>

Lawyer, five students and others arrested in Manokwari

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 1:53 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

According to a report received this morning (14 December) from LP3BH, the legal aid and investigation institute based in Manokwari, a member of their lawyers team has been arrested by the police while he was involved in monitoring a flag-raising incident ... More >>

Abepura Prison Accused of Using Violence Towards Prisoners

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 1:51 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

There is still no clear information with regard to two cases of violence that occurred in Abepura Prison in the past month and it is hoped that the police will carry out a serious investigation in order to explain these two incidents that have led to ... More >>

US-backed Indonesian forces target churchmen and civilians

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 10:16 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

A leading churchman in [2]West Papua has called on President Obama to withdraw US cooperation with Indonesia’s elite ‘Kopassus’ forces, after finding himself on a military ‘enemies’ list. Kopassus soldiers [3]murdered a previous ‘enemy’, ... More >>

Emergency Information from West Papua

Monday, 6 December 2010, 9:18 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

I inform you directly from Jayapura West Papua that the people of West Papua is now on emergency under Indonesia military forces. Until this night TNI (the national army of Indonesia) and Police are still blockading every places in Abepura. I got ... More >>

West Papua Report December 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010, 11:55 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

This is the 80th in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This series is produced by the non-profit West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments, and analysis and reporting from ... More >>

West Papuan National Flag Day - 1st December

Wednesday, 1 December 2010, 10:47 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

1st December 2010. In a show of solidarity with the West Papuan people both Marrickville and Leichhardt councils will raise the West Papuan flag on their Town Halls today, the 1st December , West Papuan National Flag day. It is now f orty nine years since ... More >>

One killed as Seven Indonesians shot in Nafri, West Papua

Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 10:56 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

There was a shooting in Nafri village Abepura District, Jayapura, West Papua (Papua Province) on Sunday 28 November 2010, 9.30am (Papua local time).The shooting incident is reported to have continued for 5 minutes. The victims of the shooting were all ... More >>

A One Day Conference - West Papua Update

Friday, 26 November 2010, 1:25 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Two videos that have circulated widely and cannot be ignored show the brutal tortures that Indonesian soldiers use to terrorise Papuan civilians. The court sentence d some of the soldiers who appeared on the video to a few months in prison. Meanwhile ... More >>

New Zealand Must Condemn Torture in Indonesia

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 1:59 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

A West Papuan activist says New Zealanders and the Government need to take a stand against Indonesia’s use of torture in West Papua. “The more people that speak out about [West Papua], especially in the neighbouring countries, creates more pressure ... More >>

Papuan tells of torture by Indonesian soldiers

Tuesday, 16 November 2010, 11:20 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

A Papuan man depicted in a video being burnt, suffocated and hit by Indonesian troops says he was tortured for two days, according to his testimony recorded and translated by Papuan activists. More >>

West Papua: Death threat to human rights defenders

Monday, 15 November 2010, 9:57 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

AWPA is calling on Julia Gillard to raise the threat to human rights defenders in West Papua with President Yudhoyono. Joe Collins of AWPA said both Julia Gillard and President Obama had just been in Jakarta and neither raised concerns about the ... More >>

Scoop: 79th West Papua Report

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 11:52 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

This is the 79th in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This series is produced by the non-profit West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments, and analysis and reporting from ... More >>

Gillard to Visit Indonesia

Monday, 1 November 2010, 11:34 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be in Indonesia from 1st until 2nd November 2010 to meet the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the Prime Minister will discuss with the President the issue of economic, security, development and environment ... More >>

"Indonesia's Abu Ghraib" on eve of Obama visit

Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 1:23 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

October 19, 2010 - A new video shows the torture of helpless men in the Indonesian-ruled territory of West Papua. Monitoring groups are already describing the footage as "Indonesia's Abu Ghraib."The video reveals indisputably Indonesian security force ... More >>

KNPB Occupy Theys Eluay’s grave

Thursday, 7 October 2010, 11:08 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Information received from KNPB: Several hundred KNPB activists are currently occupying the gravesite of murdered independence hero Theys Eluay at Waena, near Jayapura in West Papua. More >>

Full And Unhindered Access to Darfur Camp

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:50 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The United Nations humanitarian chief today called for immediate access to a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sudan’s Darfur region that has been closed off to aid workers for nearly two weeks, voicing concern about the needs of ... More >>

 

 

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