This is the official blog of the Free West Papua Campaign http://www.freewestpapua.org
West Papua has been under Indonesia occupation since being colonised by them in the 1960s. Every man, woman and child in West Papua wants freedom from Indonesian rule. Papuans share no ethnic, cultural or historical ties with Indonesia.
In West Papua people get 15 years in prison for peacefully raising their flag, villages are burnt down regularly by the Indonesian army in the highland region, & women and children are routinely raped by the notoriously brutal Indonesian army. There is no equality, only racism, injustice and eternal suffering.
Since Indonesia colonised West Papua, it is estimated that between 500,000 and 1 million people have been killed by the brutal Indonesian military. Countless others have been raped, tortured, imprisoned or ‘disappeared’ for speaking out against Indonesian rule.
Indonesia bans journalists and human rights observers from entering West Papua. They are desperate to hide the facts of the killings and crimes against humanity that they are committing there. Similarly to in East Timor where the Indonesian military committed the worst reported cases of human rights abuses in the modern era, they are now doing the same again in West Papua.
This blog exists to alert the world to the ongoing atrocities being committed by Indonesia in West Papua, and developments to help bring about West Papua’s independence, both inside West Papua and on the international stage.
West Papua will be free.
West Papua. One People. One Soul.