West Papua's right to self-determinationStatement - by human rights lawyer, Yan Christian Warinussy

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Statement by human rights lawyer, Yan Christian Warinussy

As a human rights activist in the Land of Papua who won an international award for human rights - the John Humphrey Freedom Award - from Canada in 2005, I hereby state that the indigenous Papuan people are part of the Melanesian people who have the right to self-determination.

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Anti-apartheid leader dedicates award to the people of West Papua

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Jason MacLeod, University of Queensland

This week in Boston the Rev. James Lawson, the civil rights leader who worked alongside Martin Luther King, presented awards to four civil resisters. The awardees are leaders of movements for environmental protection, defending indigenous people, political rights, and the end of racial oppression. One of this year’s winners is Mkuseli (Khusta) Jack, the strategist who led consumer boycotts in South Africa during the darkest days of apartheid. In his acceptance speech Khusta said “I dedicate this award, which is lodged deep in my heart, to the people of West Papua.”

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THIS IS THE DECISION OF THE LEADERS OF PAPUA MSG

A google translate of article in Jubi. Be-aware google translate can
be a bit erratic.


Original bahasa at
http://tabloidjubi.com/2013/06/21/inilah-keputusan-para-pemimpin-negara-msg-tentang-papua/

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14 Arrested for Torching Papua Police Station

Jakarta Globe

Police in Papua have arrested 14 people following Sunday’s attack on a police district headquarters in Pegunungan Bintang, a police official said on Wednesday.

Please read online on the website of the Jakarta Globe.

Special report on practice of torture in Indonesia released

AHRC

To mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) released an advance version of its special report on practice of torture in Indonesia today.

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MSG to send mission to Jakarta and West Papua

Islands Business

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will send a mission to Jakarta and Jayapura later this year, to discuss the issue of West Papua with the Government of Indonesia.

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New ICP Report Details Extend of Violations in Papua

Human Rights and Peace for Papua, the international coalition for Papua of faith-based and civil society organisations is publishing its third report on the human rights situation in Papua together with Franciscans International. The 2013 report has now been published and is available for download at www.humanrightspapua.org. The report covers cases of violations of civil, political, economic, social, cultural as well as indegenous peoples' rights. It was prepared by a group of human rights organisations in based in Papua, Jakarta and abroad and covers events between October 2011 and March 2013.

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Security disturbances in Yapen: Stop Blaming the OPM

Bintang Papua

Serui: Following a number of violent incidents that have occurred in Yapen Island, the security forces have conduced sweepings along the coast and in Kanawa Kampung to see whether the OPM was involved.

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New ICP Report Details Extent of Violations in Papua

ICP

Human Rights and Peace for Papua, the international coalition for Papua (ICP) of faith-based and civil society organisations is publishing its third report on the human rights situation in Papua together with Franciscans International. The 2013 report has now been released and is available for download at www.humanrightspapua.org.

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A SHORT ACCOUNT ON CASES OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE, ARREST, DETAINING AND SHOOTING IN PAPUA, 30 April 2013 – 22 May 2013

Prepared by: Oktovianus Pogau


NGOs an Churches have been reporting about a series of massive violence, shooting, killing, state’s denial of the democratic expressions of opinion, forced disbandment of the peaceful demonstration, arrest and detaining combined with torture in several places, such as in Sorong, Jayapura, Biak, Timika adan Wamena, from 30 April 2013 to 22 May 2013.
In the reports it was state that the security troops of the Papua Police and Indonesian Military of the KODAM XVII/Cenderawasih were the main actors. The democracy in Papua has totally been suppressed. Foreign reporters, international diplomats, and international human rights institutes are “banned” to visit Papua Land.

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  1. Papuan political prisoners reject Indonesian clemency offer
  2. Beheadings and dumped bodies pile up as Indonesian special forces rampage again in Tingginambut
  3. Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 Indonesia
  4. Six Timika Region KNPB Activists Sentenced to 1 Year Jail
  5. TPN in Yapen arrest local Indon police chief for abuses on civilians
  6. West Papuan Leader Held by Police
  7. Papuan shot dead during clash
  8. Military shoot four detainees to death and beat prison guards in Sleman
  9. Police, Separatists Clash on 50th Anniversary of Integration of Papua
  10. Victims of the Aceh conflict still waiting for truth, justice and reparation
  11. Activists are detained by the police for reporting deaths due to lack of medical treatment in Tambrauw, Papua
  12. Gunmen Shoot at Passing Military Convoy in Papua
  13. Killing Papuan Fighter will not solve the problem, says Indonesian MP
  14. Quid pro quo: Goliath Tabuni allegedly threatens to shoot police chief after police place Tabuni on wanted list
  15. Protests against police searches
  16. Two teenagers are arrested and detained for two weeks over fabricated charges in Paniai, Papua
  17. Police and military officers molested a pregnant woman and arbitrarily arrested six civilians in Paniai, Papua
  18. First execution in four years “shocking and regressive”
  19. Joint Statement to the UN Human Rights Council regarding ongoing Violence in Papua and the Need for Dialogue
  20. Indonesia police accused of torturing three Papuans
  21. Police officers tortured a priest in Paniai, Papua, and required a bribe for his release
  22. Papuans Behind Bars - May 2013

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