West Papuan rights lawyer calls for peaceful dialogue with Jakarta

February 26, 2010

Posted at 05:41 on 25 February, 2010 UTC RNZI

A prominent West Papuan human rights lawyer is using a speaking tour of Australia to promote the need for a peaceful solution to problems in Indonesia’s troubled Papua region. Read the rest of this entry »


Papuan activist Kaisiëpo dies

February 1, 2010

Published on 31 January 2010 – 8:56pm Radio Netherlands

In the Netherlands, Papuan activist VIktor Kaisiëpo has died in his home town of Amersfoort at the age of 61.

Mr Kaisiëpo devoted his life to the right to self-determination of the Indonesian province of Papua, the former Dutch colonial possession. of Dutch New Guinea. He was spokesperson for the West Papua People’s Front, the federation of Papuan organisations in the Netherlands.

Mr Kaisiëpo also lobbied the United Nations to promote the rights of his people as well as the rights of other indiginous peoples. He was born in Dutch New Guinea, but his family left for the Netherlands when the territory was handed over to Indonesia in 1962. Mr Kaisiëpo’s father was also a well-known activist for Papuan independence.

(c) Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Free West Papua separatism is a problem, not a solution

December 11, 2009

This early December 2009, less then 5 papuans and several British citizens gathered in Westminster to demonstrate a small disturbance to the peaceful development of Papua and West Papua provinces.  Read the rest of this entry »

BP Shattered illusions

March 19, 2008

Students stage rallies across Papua in call for referendum on self determination

March 4, 2008

Referendum for Papua was held in the name of Act of Free Choice in 1969. Today some elements of People who live in Papua call for referendum on self determination. Why? Dissatisfction to the condition of Papua, mismanagement of development and political repression are the main cause of such demand. Read the rest of this entry »

Amnesty Exeter Invites Papua’s Separatist Leaders in London

January 28, 2008

January 22nd, 2008 was the first time in the year of 2008 Amnesty Exeter (Exeter Amnesty International Group) invites West Papua  separatist leaders, Mr Benny Wenda & Mr Richard Samuelson. Mr. Benny Wenda who is Papuan gives talk about Human Right Issue in West Papua. He says Human Right violation in West Papua is committed by Indonesia Military toward West Papuan Peoples. Those propaganda was an old stories that Mr. Wenda keep echoing in UK. He also says that there is no freedom at all, and only killing, torture, imprisonment and intimidation. so we need international attention and keep an eye on the West Papuan Peoples. In contrast, the real situation in West Papua Indonesia is far from Mr. Wenda propaganda, that is a new democratic atmosphere is gradually developed. Read the rest of this entry »

Papuans’ Intellectual Freedom

January 25, 2008

From the bottom of my heart I should salut to Mr. Neles Tebay for his objective analysis on the decision of Indonesia’s government to ban a book entitled “The Sinking of the Melanesian race: The Unitary State of Indonesia’s Political Struggle in West Papua”, written by young author Papuan Sendius Wonda which was announced on Dec. 14 last year. Read the rest of this entry »