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  • Rallying for West Papua In Melbourne

    Friday, 30 October 2009, 9:24 amPress Release: West Papua   1 West Papua’s best democratic thinkers are POLITICAL PRISONERS (including Victor Yeimo, Boktar Tabuni, Saby Sablom, Philips Karma, Yusak Pakage, Jack Wainggai) 2 Wes...
  • 23-year-old Papuan arrested after being in hiding

    Friday, 30 October 2009, 9:27 amPress Release: West Papua 23-year-old Papuan arrested after being in hiding for 6 months After being in hiding for more than five months, Victor F.Yeimo (23 years old) has been arrested by the police in Wes...
  • West Papua 40 years on

    Reflecting on the Act of Free Choice and the integration of West Papua into Indonesia Last August, East Timor celebrated a decade since the United Nations vote which gave it independence from Indonesia. This year, too, many West Papuans have been remembe...
  • A violation of international law

    Indonesia’s claim to sovereignty over West Papua rests upon an unsound legal basis Between 14 July and 2 August 1969, the Indonesian government held what it called the ‘Act of Free Choice’ in West Papua. It gathered 1022 Papuan tribal r...
  • Inside Indonesia's Most Secretive Province

    Carmel Budiardjo was recently awarded an Order of East Timor for her role in that country's long struggle for independence. Here she reviews a report that offers a rare insight into Indonesian-occupied West Papua...
  • URGENT ACTION - POLITICAL ACTIVIST FACES DEATH THREATS

    Yoab Syatfle, a political activist in the Indonesian province of West Papua, has received repeated death threats. The threats, sent via SMS to his mobile phone, are apparently related to his peaceful political activities. His life could be in danger....
  • West Papuan issues and the prospects for dialogue

    As Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono begins his second term as President, it is worth considering the prospects for dialogue to resolve Indonesia's most intractable conflict. West Papua has been part of Indonesia for more than four decades, and calls for dialogue ...
  • Manokwari in total darkness after 6-magnitude quake

    Jakarta (ANTARA News) - In the city of Manokwari, the West Papua provincial capital, lights were totally off Friday night following an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale which struck at 8:15 p.m. local time, or 6.15 p.m in Jakarta.Maruli, a Jakar...
  • Strong earthquake rattles Papua, reportedly toppling a building

    A strong earthquake shook eastern Indonesia's remote Papua province Friday, sending panicked resident fleeing outdoors and reportedly toppling a building.There were no immediate reports of injuries in the eastern province....
  • Krachtige aardbeving veroorzaakt paniek in Papua

    Een krachtige aardbeving bij Papua heeft paniek veroorzaakt bij de inwoners. Er zijn nog geen berichten over slachtoffers maar de locale televisie bericht over ten minste een ingestort gebouw. De Metereologische en Geofysische Dienst van Indonesië...
  • KOMUNITAS PAPUA Hak Status Politik Bangsa Papua

    STATUS POLITIK BANGSA PAPUA DESEMBER 1,1961 YANG DIAKUI OLEH PEMERINTAH BELANDA DAN PARLEMEN BELANDA TAHUN 1961. ***********************************   To All Papua's Friends and Supporters. To All Papua Leaders and Papuan people. Ini...
  • Update van Freewestpapua.org

    Dear Friend of West PapuaWe regret to inform you of more disturbing developments from West Papua including further military sweeping operations in the central highlands, and reports of escalating prisoner abuse in Abepura Prison.Several high profile polit...
  • Petition: Decent Market for Papua’s Mother Market Traders

    Please join our petition on http://www.petitiononline.com/solpap29/petition.htmlPapua's mothers market traders have continuously expressed their voice since 2001 demanding a proper market where they can sell their crops and goods comfortably. Ironically, ...
  • Dozens of Papuan groups want peace talks with Jakarta

    Nethy Dharma Somba , The Jakarta Post The West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNLC) said dozens of organizations in the restive province of Papua demanded talks with the central government to find peaceful solutions for separatist and human ...
  • West Papua Report october 2009

    This is the 65th 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 sourc...
  • Repatriation of Papuans from PNG by end of 2009

    Jayapura (ANTARA News) - The first phase of the repatriation of Papuans from Papua New Guinea (PNG) is scheduled to begin by the end of this year, after all the facilities had been prepared."I think this year will see the start of the repatriation, becaus...
  • Papua police still trying to solve Freeport shootings

    Jayapura (ANTARA News) – Papua police are to date still trying to identify and catch the perpetrators of various shooting incidents in the concession area of US-based mining giant Freeport McMoRan (PT Freeport) since July this year. Papua Police Ch...
  • Powerful earthquake jolts Papua, Gorontalo

    JAKARTA: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked West Papua on Sunday at 10.36 a.m. local time (12:36 p.m. Jakarta time) with no reports of casualties or damage. The Geophysics, Climatology, and Meteorology Agency (BMKG) said on its website that the epicenter ...
  • 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolts West-Papua

    Jakarta, Oct 4 (DPA) An earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter scale struck off the easternmost Indonesian province of West Papua Sunday morning, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, the Indonesian seismological agency said.The quak...
  • Traditional council to push for national talks

    The Jakarta Post, Jayapura,Nethy Dharma Somba A member of the Papuan Traditional Council (DAP) on Thursday said he hoped the new House of Representatives members from the province would soon schedule a national dialogue between the central government a...