Monthly Archives: November 2009

Why is Indonesia so scared of a flag?

As West Papuan national flag day approaches (1st December), the Indonesian security forces are ready to clamp down on anybody who attempts to raise the Morning Star flag in West Papua. It was reported in Tempo Interactive that the Indonesian … Continue reading

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Indonesian authorities kidnap 200 Papuan children from their families and dump them in West Java

Report from Okezone, 17 November 2009. Translated by TAPOL Around 200 Papuan children of school age are reported to be stranded in several places in the district of Tangerang West Java. They were stranded after being left in several places … Continue reading

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IPWP launch in Papua New Guinea

The people of West Papua took a further step towards gaining their long lost right to self-determination with a launch for International Parliamentarians for West Papua in Papua New Guinea, attending by a number of Papua New Guinea politicians as … Continue reading

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Asian Human Rights Commission expresses continued concerns over Papuan killing at United Nations event

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has voiced public concerns that no one in the Indonesian security forces has been held accountable for the shooting dead of indigenous Papuan Mr. Opinus Tabuni over a year ago in Wamena during a … Continue reading

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Fields of blood

Our cry to the world is loud and clear. We need international intervention. Please hear our cries. Please help stop Indonesian brutality against our mothers and sisters. Please stop the rape of our land. Stop imprisoning our brothers and fathers. … Continue reading

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West Papua documentary to show at United Nations film festival

Undercover West Papua documentary ‘Forgotten Bird of Paradise’ has been confirmed to show at the United Nations ‘We The Peoples Film Festival’, being held in London later this month. The festival, which is now in its fourth year, strives to … Continue reading

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