As Indonesian security forces opened fire on unarmed demonstrators in Papua, human rights groups plan to mark the state visit of Indonesian President with protests on behalf the victims of abuses in Papua, Timor-Leste and elsewhere.
As the 47th commemoration of the events of 30 September 1965 approach, TAPOL has published a new report, warning that failure to address the legacy of past abuses could stir community divisions, fuel conflict and result in further atrocities
Indonesia's National Human Rights Commission publishes the results of a four year investigation into the events of 1965-1966, describing them as ‘a black page in the history of the Indonesian people,’ involving widespread violence on ‘a truly massive scale.’
Today UK human rights campaigners called for an immediate ban on all arms sales to Indonesia, following Wednesday’s brutal rampage by Indonesian security forces in the troubled Papua region.
Concerns about human rights in Papua increased sharply since the last review in 2008, with a significant number of member States raising concerns about freedom of expression, human rights defenders and political prisoners in the region.
Tomorrow’s EU-Indonesia human rights dialogue should address systematic rights violations in Papua, which remain an ugly stain on the country’s record as a burgeoning democracy, says TAPOL.