archive

Papua Christians seek religious freedom (28 Sep 2010)
UCANews - Pastors from the predominantly Protestant Papua province in eastern Indonesia came to Jakarta to show solidarity with attacked pastors and to urge the government to uphold religious freedom.

SAS training with Kopassus despite rights concerns (28 Sep 2010)
ABC News - Soldiers from Australia's elite SAS are conducting a counter-terrorism exercise in Bali today with Indonesia's controversial special forces unit, Kopassus.

Faleomavaega holds first ever hearing regarding Indonesia's deliberate and systematic abuses in West Papua (27 Sep 2010)
Congress of the United States - On September 22, 2010, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment, Rep. Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (D-AS), held a hearing entitled “Crimes Against Humanity: When Will Indonesia’s Military Be Held Accountable for Deliberate and Systematic Abuses in West Papua?” This was the first hearing ever held in the U.S. Congress on the issue of West Papua.

Police dispatch 140 personnel to Puncak Jaya (27 Sep 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A new detachment of 140 Mobile Brigade personnel from Bogor, West Java, has been dispatched to Puncak Jaya.

US concerned about Indonesia's attitude to West Papua (27 Sep 2010)
ABC / Radio Australia - Serious concerns have been raised in the United States about the treatment of West Papuans under Indonesian rule. For the first time a US Congress hearing has been dedicated to the issues affecting the Melanesian province. Representatives were told of ongoing human rights abuses and heard accusations that Indonesia is failing to grant West Papua the special autonomy it promised 9 years ago. Leading the hearing was American Samoa's Congressman, Eni Faleomavaega, who is also chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Asia-Pacific and the Global Environment.