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West Papua makes history with political recognition

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 11:40 am | Free West Papua Campaign

Observer status has today been granted to West Papua by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) sub-regional bloc. After over 53 years of political struggle for the right to self-determination, the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) ... More >>

West Papuan leader denied entry by United States

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 11:44 am | Free West Papua Campaign

At 14:00, 13 May 2015 the United States (US) office of homeland security stopped West Papuan Independence leader Mr Benny Wenda from boarding a Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Los Angeles. More >>

Benny Wenda tours South Africa

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 5:52 pm | Free West Papua Campaign

Exiled tribal leader Benny Wenda came to South Africa on the 16th of February to seek support for self-determination and freedom for his people in West Papua, who are currently suffering under the brutal Indonesian occupation. West Papua is the ... More >>

Tutu calls for review of West Papuan self-determination

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 5:27 pm | Free West Papua Campaign

On 27th February 2015 Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu met with West Papuan independence leader and founder of the Free West Papua Campaign, Benny Wenda, in Cape Town, South Africa. He has released the following statement renewing his call for the UN to instigate ... More >>

West Papua resubmits application for MSG membership

Friday, 6 February 2015, 1:35 pm | Free West Papua Campaign

United Liberation Movement for West Papua/ULMWP, newly formed West Papuan coordinating body which comprised of three main resistance groups, namely Federal Republic of West Papua, West Papua National Parliament and West Papua National Coalition for ... More >>

Benny Wenda Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Again

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 10:48 am | Free West Papua Campaign

OCTOBER 3, 2014 The Free West Papua Campaign is delighted to announce that for the second year in a row, Free West Papua Campaign founder Benny Wenda has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. More >>

Benny Wenda Concerned at Tomorrow’s Events in West Papua

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 4:13 pm | Free West Papua Campaign

Tomorrow, 16th October 2013, marks the 5th anniversary of the founding of two important groups in the struggle for West Papuan self-determination: International Parliamentarians for West Papua, and International Lawyers for West Papua. More >>

Benny Wenda's Interpol red notice removed

Friday, 10 August 2012, 12:54 pm | Free West Papua Campaign

We are delighted to share news that Interpol have today removed the 'red notice' that was issued against Benny Wenda last year by the Indonesian Government, after an investigation concluded that the case lodged against him was political in nature. More >>

December 1st – West Papuan Independence Day

Monday, 23 November 2009, 10:04 am | Free West Papua Campaign

The 1st December is remembered by West Papuans as the day they should have been granted independence over 40 years ago. This year thousands of people across West Papua will be risking their lives by publicly calling for independence from Indonesia. In solidarity ... More >>

West Papuans Rally In Australia

Wednesday, 15 April 2009, 12:17 pm | Free West Papua Campaign

SUMMARY: In solidarity with those who have been shot, detained or jailed for flying the Morning Star flag in the troubled Indonesian Province of West Papua, supporters of the Free Papua Movement gathered today outside the Indonesian Consulate. More >>

Indonesian Brutality In West Papua Reaches New Low

Tuesday, 14 April 2009, 12:58 pm | Free West Papua Campaign

Reports that Indonesian police opened fire on peaceful protestors in Nabire, injuring 10 people including a 9 year old boy, send a message to the international community that urgent intervention by a UN peacekeeping force is required in West Papua. More >>

Dear Mr Kelly,

Thursday, 15 January 2009, 4:54 pm | Free West Papua Campaign

I have posted a letter to Mr Stephen Smith (copy attached) which has been signed by 52 local residents and members of the Monaro Christian Forum, requesting information on the response of the Federal Government to the ongoing Human Rights abuses in West ... More >>

West Papua Independene Day Petition To PM

Saturday, 29 November 2008, 11:34 am | Free West Papua Campaign

At the Houses of Commons, London on Monday the 1st of December 2008 at 11.30 am, will be the launch event of the West Papua Declaration, in support of self determination for the indigenous people of West Papua. More >>

Indonesian Intelligence creates fake “Council"

Sunday, 1 June 2008, 12:02 am | Free West Papua Campaign

  Indonesian Intelligence creates fake “Council of Biak Indigenous People” to threaten real Council of Biak Indigenous People More >>

Articles: BP Liquefied Natural Gas & West Papua

Wednesday, 9 April 2008, 11:45 am | Free West Papua Campaign

Human rights groups have warned UK-based BP that the $6B Tangguh LPG project in West Papua, risks becoming embroiled in the province's volatile politics. More than 30 groups are calling for an independent watchdog body to monitor BP's activities. More >>

Amnesty Int'l UK Passes West Papua Resolution

Wednesday, 9 April 2008, 9:31 am | Free West Papua Campaign

On Saturday 5 April 2008, the Amnesty UK AGM passed overwhelmingly (with only one vote against) a Resolution on West Papua, calling AI to: "explore increasing the campaigning resources available for work on [West Papua]" More >>

Why West Papuans Reject Special Autonomy

Thursday, 3 April 2008, 10:07 am | Free West Papua Campaign

Two very powerful statements made by West Papuan leaders from the Papuan People's Council (MRP) and the Papuan Tribal Council (DAP) calling on the Indonesian government to release all the Papuan peaceful protesters now in police custody. More >>

West Papua: UK FCO Human Rights Report 2007

Friday, 28 March 2008, 12:14 am | Free West Papua Campaign

"Although the human rights situation in Indonesia has improved significantly over the past few years, we continue to have concerns, which we raise, about the situation in Papua, in particular restrictions on access to Papua by NGOs and journalists." More >>

W. Papuan Churches, Others Appeal For Dialogue

Tuesday, 19 February 2008, 12:10 am | Free West Papua Campaign

Catholic & Protestant churches, Muslims, Hindus & Buddhists together made this appeal: WE 1. declared West Papua as ‘Land of Peace’ on the 5th February 2002. 2. made an appeal to the international community to have ‘an honest and peaceful ... More >>

Indonesia's Bloody Territorial Integrity

Wednesday, 17 October 2007, 10:00 am | Free West Papua Campaign

The Indonesian, British, American, Australian and Dutch governments all know the truth; In 1969 Suharto's henchmen put their rifles to the heads of 1,026 West Papuan elders and threatened to blow their brains out if they voted for independence. More >>