West Papua Report July 2013 van WPAT/ETAN
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woensdag 03 juli 2013 12:31

West Papua Report
July 2013

This is the 111th 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 sources within West Papua. This report is co-published by the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN).


The West Papua Advocacy Team announces the granting of the 2013 John Rumbiak Human Rights Defenders Award to Port Moresby Governor Powes Parkop. This month's "PERSPECTIVE" provides an account of the 1998 Biak Massacre by an observer who visited the scene days after the Indonesian Navy's brutal assault on peaceful civilians there. UPDATE offers a detailed account and analysis of the Melanesian Spearhead Group's consideration of Papuans' application for membership. UNICEF examines the Indonesian government failure to address the needs of Papuan youth and also reports on Indonesian exploitation of Papuan youth. The report notes that the police in West Papua have honoured two of their own, notwithstanding their involvement in brutality targeting West Papuan civilians. The "CHRONICLE" section notes a new report on the Indonesian military's plans to build a massive highway system in West Papua, and cites two reports on the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) "development" scheme that has already severely damaged local people's interests. The International Coalition for Papua has a new report on human rights violations in the territory.

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Free West Papua Camapaign opent eigen kantoor in Den Haag
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zondag 30 juni 2013 12:19

Free West Papua kantoor in Den Haag

Time to Free West Papua Political Prisoners! Sign today
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dinsdag 25 juni 2013 01:00

Thank you for signing ETAN's petition opposing the Appeal to Conscience Foundation's award to Indonesia's President SBY. While he did come to New York and did get the award (handed to him by no less a war criminal than Henry Kissinger) - we and you did succeed in contributing to the controversy surrounding the ceremony. At our demonstration outside the hotel, we spoke to Indonesian and other media. We learned that ticket sales were so slow that Indonesian students on the U.S. east coast were offered $100 to attend the ceremony. We were also told that the Indonesian Foreign Ministry blamed the churches under siege, Human Rights Watch and ETAN for the controversy.

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