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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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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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.

Papuan political prisoners reject Indonesian clemency offer

rnzi

Jailed West Papuan leaders have reportedly rejected the Indonesian President’s promise to free all Papuan political prisoners.

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