Category: Human Rights Violations

Indonesia must be held accountable!

Our demand self-determination cannot be sidelined Let me first, thank the governments of Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. These three Pacific countries – out of the many Pacific Island nations – raised their concern over the ongoing human rights violations in West Papua at the United Nations General Assembly a week ago in New York

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Remembering the 9-11 victims and their families while on the road to inform the world of our own suffering!

On this day On September 11, Americans remembered the tragic events of September 11, 2001, in New York City. The day when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center. Moments later, the iconic building of the American might collapsed killing more than three thousands people. I didn’t post about what I was doing because

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Sister Mandabayan’s heartbreaking brief reunion with youngest son

It’s been a week since Indonesian police locked her up, and about a week since our reports on her story began, we are happy to report that Sister Mandabayan had finally reunited with her youngest son briefly. Even if it was a brief visit, we are certain it meant a lot to her. The pictures,

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Green and Independent MPs received petition from ULMWP leaders amid chaos in West Papua

By West Papua Human Rights Center, Washington, D. C. Representatives of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP): Jacob Rumbiak, Rex Rumaikek, and Nadine Rutter of the Dept. of Foreign Affairs Immigration and Trade (DFAIT) of the Federal Republic of West Papua (FRWP), presented the Green and Independent leaders a petition signed by more

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The Lady with 1500 Flags

A story of bravery and patriotism Her name is Sister Mandabayan from West Papua – a known face in the ‘Nonviolent Movement’ against colonialism in West Papua. She’d been working with many ‘Human Rights’ groups in West Papua such as the West Papuan National Authority – a leading organization in the ‘Free West Papua campaign’,

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Nonviolent Struggle in West Papua – Herman Wainggai

This center explores nonviolent resistance to a repressive, colonizing government, focusing on views expressed by the people of West Papua. West Papua is a land with around 300 different languages and is home to ancient cultures including the oldest cultivating society in history. Yet its future is not secure and it faces critical risks. Prior

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The Solution is not 1000 Armed Soldiers!

Referendum Now Our beautiful West Papua is well-known to many by its Raja Ampat Islands which contain the richest marine biodiversity in the world. Besides great beauty Islands, and the resources that sustained our people for centuries, our home of West Papua is home to the largest gold mine in the world as well as

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Persecution of Indigenous Christians in West Papua

Throughout modern history West Papua has been, and still is  part of the Melanesian family of islands in the Pacific, and as such not a part part of Indonesia archipelago. Under fraudulent elections it was taken by the Indonesian government during the 1960s. Its inhabitants are Melanesian and for thousands of years have been blessed

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Help us spread the words

Our mission is to document every human rights violation against indigenous West Papuans so that people around the world read and understand what the Indonesian government doesn’t tell them. However, our effort depends entirely on generation donations from our friends, visitors, and anyone that is interested to know the truth about West Papua. Please take

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