Press Releases

23 May 2012

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.

2 May 2012

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.

16 Mar 2012

The Jayapura state court today found five Papuan leaders guilty of treason, sentencing them each to three years imprisonment. International NGOs state that they seriously regret the verdict and question the fairness of the trial proceedings.

3 Nov 2011

Following last month’s violent dispersal by Indonesian security forces of the Third Papuan Peoples’ Congress in Jayapura, the new Report ‘Human Rights in Papua 2010/2011 confronts Indonesia with the full scale of human rights problems in Papua.

3 Nov 2011

Evidence has emerged of a horrific attack on a Papuan student in the town of Wamena in West Papua’s central highlands. Two Satpol PP officers stopped the youth, poured glue on his head and set it alight. TAPOL calls for an immediate criminal investigation.

20 Oct 2011

On Wednesday, a meeting of thousands of indigenous Papuans in Jayapura, West Papua, became the scene of a brutal crackdown by Indonesian security forces.