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Human rights in Papua under special autonomy

09 December 2010

Issued by the Civil Society Coalition for Upholding Human Rights in the Land of Papua: Foker LSM Papua; KontraS Papua; ALDP; SKP Jayapura; LBH Jayapura; Elsham; BUK, KPKC Sinode GKI Papua 9 December 2010, Jayapura - Special Autonomy (OTSUS) came into being at a time of struggle when the Papuan people had become the objects of development, resulting in many incidents of violence and human rights violations over many years. This was acknowledged in the introductory paragraphs of the OTSUS law and Articles 45- 47 of OTSUS, in which the State acknowledged that mistakes had been made. There were...

Open letter to President SBY re: Col. Cav. Burhanuddin Siagian

28 June 2007

Dear President Yudhoyono,We are writing to express our grave concern about the tenure of Col. Burhanuddin Siagian as commander of the Jayapura sub-regional military command (Korem 172/ PWY/Jayapura) in Papua. Col. Siagian has been indicted twice for crimes against humanity in East Timor (now Timor-Leste).Indonesia has not complied with its obligations under international law and Indonesian domestic law to prosecute Col. Siagian for his alleged crimes, and it has furthermore failed to extradite him to East Timor for trial. Instead he has been promoted and appointed to command a large military...

Open letter to the Presidents of Indonesia and Timor-Leste re: CTF

23 May 2007

Dear President Yudhoyono and President Ramos-Horta,You will recall that the June 2005 report to the United Nations Secretary-General of the Commission of Experts to Review the Prosecution of Serious Violations of Human Rights in Timor-Leste (then East Timor) in 1999 recommended that Indonesia review prosecutions before the Ad Hoc Human Rights Court for Timor-Leste, investigate and prosecute those named in the Wiranto et al indictment,
and report to the Secretary-General within six months of a date to be determined by him on the outcome of its investigations. It also recommended that if...

West Papua: human rights groups demand release of 22 political prisoners and investigation of abuses

07 June 2001

West Papua's leading human rights group, ELS-HAM, the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy and TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign in London, are today demanding the release of 22 prisoners imprisoned in Wamena, West Papua (Irian Jaya) for their political beliefs and their support for independence for West Papua.The organisations are also calling upon the Indonesian authorities to investigate and bring to justice police officers and other state officials responsible for a death in custody, human rights abuses inflicted on the prisoners, and atrocities committed in Wamena on...