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Indonesia permits rare Papua access to UN health rights expert
Human Rights Watch Dispatches – April 8, 2017
The United Nations special rapporteur on the right to health did something remarkable last week: he traveled to the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.

Uganda parliament pledges support for West Papua independence
New Vision – April 7, 2017
Parliament of Uganda has pledged to support West Papua, a province of Indonesia fighting for independence to realise its dream.

UN Special Rapporteur on Health: Indigenous Papuans are still discriminated
Tabloid JUBI – April 5, 2017
United Nations Special Rapporteur on health, Dainius Puras said distrust has make health problem in Papua become even more complicated.

RSF calls on Jokowi to honour pledge to let journalists work in West Papua
Asia Pacific Report – April 5, 2017
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Indonesian President Joko Widodo to keep his election promise to allow local and international journalists to operate in West Papua without obstruction or surveillance.

Blocking Papua from the truth
New Mandala – March 28, 2017
Why have Jokowi's promises to open up Indonesia's "forbidden island" to journalists and rights monitors flunked?

Police shoot dead Papuan armed group leader
Jakarta Globe – March 29, 2017
Police shot dead the suspected leader of a separatist group in Papua during a raid that quickly turned into a gunfight on Tuesday (28/03), a police spokesman said.

Foreign journalist blacklisted by Indonesian immigration
Tempo.co – March 28, 2017
A freelance journalist who works for a number of well-known international news outlets, Jack Hewson, has recently been blacklisted by Indonesian immigration office.

Man fined $500 for West Papua protest at Indonesian consulate
Melbourne Age – March 23, 2017
A man is refusing to pay a $500 fine for trespassing at an Indonesian consulate to protest against its presence in West Papua, saying Australia has sold him out.

Petition seeks NZ govt stand on abuses in West Papua
Radio New Zealand International – March 23, 2017
New Zealand's parliament has been presented with a public petition urging government action on the human rights situation in West Papua.

Papuan student faces trial in Yogyakarta over political activities
Jakarta Post – March 21, 2017
The Yogyakarta District Court on Tuesday began the trial of Obby Kogoya, 22, a Papuan student suspected of committing violence against police personnel before a rally on Jl. Kusumanegara in July last year.

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AWPA calls on the Australian PM to raise West Papua with Jakarta
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media release – March 5, 2017
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads off to Indonesia to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association leadership summit in Jakarta (5-7 March).

Urgent Action: Prisoners of conscience could face life in prison
Amnesty International Urgent Action – February 7, 2017
Four Papuan political activists have been detained since 19 December 2016 in Manado, North Sulawesi Province for "rebellion" (makar).

West Papua – The elephant in the room
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release – February 2, 2017
Attorney-General George Brandis, Justice Minister Michael Keenan and Dan Tehan, will meet with Indonesia's top security minister Wiranto and other Indonesian Ministers today in Jakarta for the third Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) on Law and Security.

Help to end the genocide in West Papua
Free West Papua Petition Campaign – January 24, 2017
The West Papuan people are crying for their freedom – please sign this petition to show your support.

Back the Swim & Let West Papua Vote global petition launch
Free West Papua Campaign News Release – January 23, 2017
The Free West Papua Campaign invites you to help us launch our 2017 campaign: #BackTheSwim & #LetWestPapuaVote

AWPA condemns the arrest of 6 KNPB members in Nabire, West Papua
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release – December 17, 2016
Six members of the KNPB were arrested in Nabire on Friday the 16 December.

Declaration of indigenous Papuans affected by forestry, plantations and mining
Awas MIFEE – December 15, 2016
A conference of indigenous Papuans affected by the forestry, plantation and mining industries was held in Sorong on 2nd and 3rd December 2014, a follow-up to a similar conference held in Waena, Jayapura in 2014. This is the joint statement agreed by participants in that meeting.

Solidarity with the West Papua people's struggle for self-determination
Malaysia Kini – December 1, 2016
We, the undersigned organisations, express our support to the struggle of the people of West Papua for self-determination.

Support the right to self-determination for West Papua!
Indonesian People's Front for West Papua Declaration – November 29, 2016
Greetings of National Liberation of West Papua! Amolongo, Nimo, Koyao, Koha, Kinaonak, Nare, Yepmum, Dormum, Tabea Mufa, Walak, Foi Moi, Wainambe, Nayaklak

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