Exiled Papuan rebel offers peaceful solution to Indonesia

March 21, 2009

Jakarta – An exiled separatist leader seeking independence for Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region called Friday for a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Nicholas Jouwe, 85, the Dutch-based co-founder of the Free Papua Movement (OPM), returned to Indonesia Wednesday for the first time after more than 40 years in exile. Read the rest of this entry »

West Papua: The Truth and Lies

May 6, 2008

Free West Papua (FWP) has received information detailing the truth and lies about West Papuan criminal detainees, who are held by the Indonesian police and prison service in Jayapura, Manokwari and Timika.

Even though unfair treatment of  criminal detainees are common in many places in the world, such unfairness can not take place in Papua. We should push the improvement of treatment of criminal detainees in Papua. Read the rest of this entry »