Press Releases

11 Aug 2010

The death of a local journalist has increased concerns about a giant food estate launched today in Merauke, Southeastern Papua by Indonesia’s Minister of Agriculture.

9 Jul 2010

Papua is in a state of heightened tension following a series of events that culminated in a mass rally yesterday by thousands of Papuans at the provincial parliament, the DPRP, in Jayapura.

21 Dec 2009

TAPOL has today written to the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband expressing concern over the situation in West Papua following the killing last week of the West Papuan resistance leader, Kelly Kwalik..

9 Oct 2009

A wave of violent incidents in West Papua in the months before and after the recent parliamentary and presidential elections in Indonesia has resulted in pro-democracy activists facing charges of m

2 Oct 2009

TAPOL has today written to the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, urging the British government to call upon the Indonesian government to revoke a discriminatory law adopted by the New Order regime of General Suharto in 1966.

24 Jul 2009

The trial of fifteen Papuans, facing the charge of makar, was resumed yesterday in Nabire District Court. The accused, all men, are mostly students and farmers associated with the West Papua National Committee, an organisation that seeks independence from Indonesia.