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West Papua activists call on Prime Minister for action

Sunday, 25 August 2019, 4:41 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua solidarity activists met yesterday and resolved to call on the Prime Minister to step up to help resolve the escalating crisis in West Papua. More >>

Ardern urged to support West Papua at Pacific Islands Forum

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 2:44 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Next week Pacific leaders will discuss West Papua at their annual Forum. This year there is great hope that the Communiqué will include a call for action, including a call for the UN Human Rights Commissioner to visit and report back on the situation ... More >>

Govt urged to act on West Papua violence

Saturday, 22 December 2018, 3:56 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Government urged to act on evidence of use of incendiary weapons in West Papua The latest reports from West Papua reveal a shocking escalation of violence in West Papua. Incendiary weapons - possibly white phosphorous - are being used to bomb villages ... More >>

Foreign Minister called to act on arrests

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 7:34 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

On 1 December peaceful demonstrations for West Papua’s freedom in many centres were met with a harsh crackdown by Indonesian security forces. The demonstrations marking West Papua’s national flag day, were held in Jakarta and many other Indonesian ... More >>

Wensislaus Fatubun visits Aotearoa

Friday, 5 October 2018, 3:43 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Wensislaus Fatubun (Wensi) begins his two week New Zealand tour at Orakei Marae on Sunday 7th October at 2pm. He will be speaking in the Pacific Fale, Wynyard St, Auckland University Campus at 7-30 pm on Tuesday 9th October. His tour includes Hamilton, ... More >>

Call on Pacific Leaders to support Vanuatu’s West Papua stand

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:56 am | West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Auckland has written to New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, and all leaders of the member nations of the Pacific Islands Forum calling on them to support Vanuatu’s West Papua initiative at their meeting next week. Vanuatu ... More >>

Indonesian President Widodo: PM must address West Papua

Friday, 16 March 2018, 8:36 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Visit of Indonesian President Widodo: Prime Minister Ardern must address West Papua human rights crimes More >>

West Papuan leader Benny Wenda In New Zealand

Sunday, 7 May 2017, 8:46 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Interest is high in the forthcoming visit of Benny Wenda, charismatic spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) who will visit Aotearoa New Zealand from 8 to 16 May. Benny’s first public engagement will be a meeting ... More >>

West Papua petition launch today

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:17 am | West Papua Action Auckland

Launched today at a rally outside the Indonesian Embassy in Kelburn marking the killing of an 18 year old student by security forces. 12. 15 pm outside 70 Glen Rd Kelburn. More >>

Congratulations Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 2:31 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Auckland congratulates the Governments of Vanuatu and Solomon Islands for their statements last week about human rights abuses in West Papua. We believe their principled and courageous stand at the Human Rights Council in Geneva ... More >>

Open letter to McCully about West Papua

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 12:06 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Auckland and West Papua Action Canterbury are compelled to write to you concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua, particularly the latest arrests of peaceful demonstrators and the further al escalation of intimidation ... More >>

Mass Arrests in West Papua

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 4:10 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Canterbury and West Papua Action Auckland call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to take action over the latest mass arrests of peaceful demonstrators in West Papua. ‘Mass arrests of activists are becoming an all too common fact of ... More >>

Harrassment of activists in Wamena West Papua

Friday, 26 February 2016, 4:29 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Please see below a copy of a letter faxed today to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. It relates to ongoing concern about the situation of a Priest and human rights activists in Wamena, West Papua who are experiencing harassment. More >>

December 1 marked by harsh crackdowns in West Papua

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 2:55 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Below is the text of a letter faxed to Hon Murray McCully today. West Papua Action is urging him to speak about the gross human rights abuses that took place two days ago in West Papua. Mr McCully is also urged to take the initiative to pursue the ... More >>

Raising West Papua’s Flag on 1 December

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 12:07 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Raising West Papua’s Flag on 1 December revives the hope of freedom It is over half a century since the West Papuan Morning Star flag was raised with pomp and ceremony on 1 December 1961 in the capital Hollandia (now Jayapura). The flag and accompanying ... More >>

West Papuan political prisoner released

Friday, 20 November 2015, 12:54 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Friday 20 November 2015 West Papuan political prisoner released after more than 11 years West Papua Action Auckland and Canterbury are delighted to welcome the release of West Papuan political prisoner Filep Karma. Filep was released from prison yesterday ... More >>

WPAA condemns Foreign Minister for lack of support

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 1:47 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Auckland (WPAA) is shocked at Murray McCully’s refusal to back a fact-finding mission for West Papua at the Pacific Island Forum. More >>

West Papua must be raised at the 46th Pacific Islands Forum

Monday, 3 August 2015, 5:15 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

We call on you to extend your support by prioritising the human rights issues in West Papua at the 46th Pacific Island Forum (PIF) meeting to be held in September 2015 in Papua New Guinea.We urge you to advance the gains made at the recent Melanesian ... More >>

Protest at killing of schoolboys - Vigil 17/12/14

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 4:56 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

A peaceful vigil will be held in Downtown Square opposite Britomart station – cnr of Queen and Customs St from 11-45 am: Wednesday 17 December 2014. More >>

West Papuan leader Octovianus Mote visits Auckland

Monday, 8 December 2014, 5:29 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Octo Mote is a West Papuan leader living in exile. He has just been elected Secretary- General of the brand new United Liberation Movement for West Papua. He is visiting Auckland after participating in a historic unification meeting held in Vanuatu last ... More >>

 

 

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