MSG Decision on West Papua (28 Jun 2013)
Tapol - The many years of lobby by the Independence movement the OPM, a job now carried on by West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL) has entered a new chapter in its international efforts. Due to consistent pressure by Vanuatu and many other leaders including civil society organisations in the Pacific especially in Melanesia finally the leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) made a decision on West Papua during its 19th Summit held in Noumea, Kanaky/New Caledonia.

Special report on practice of torture in Indonesia released (26 Jun 2013)
AHRC - To mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) released an advance version of its special report on practice of torture in Indonesia today. The report titled: "A facade of justice for torture victims in Indonesia", is the first special report focused on the issue of torture to be published in Article 2 June edition. The report examines actual torture cases, give analyses and comments on the operation of mechanism for remedy and legal redress for torture victims.

Jubi - The MSG leaders of countries comprising Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and have decided FLNKS results MSG Leaders Summit which is the final outcome of the 19th meeting of the leaders of the Melanesian countries. Decision called joint communiqué consists of 44 points that such a trade agreement, technical capacity building, finance, climate change, the exchange of knowledge and application WPNCL.

Anti-apartheid leader dedicates award to the people of West Papua (26 Jun 2013)
freewestpapua - This week in Boston the Rev. James Lawson, the civil rights leader who worked alongside Martin Luther King, presented awards to four civil resisters. The awardees are leaders of movements for environmental protection, defending indigenous people, political rights, and the end of racial oppression. One of this year’s winners is Mkuseli (Khusta) Jack, the strategist who led consumer boycotts in South Africa during the darkest days of apartheid. In his acceptance speech Khusta said “I dedicate this award, which is lodged deep in my heart, to the people of West Papua.”

West Papua's right to self-determinationStatement - by human rights lawyer, Yan Christian Warinussy (26 Jun 2013)
Tapol - As a human rights activist in the Land of Papua who won an international award for human rights - the John Humphrey Freedom Award - from Canada in 2005, I hereby state that the indigenous Papuan people are part of the Melanesian people who have the right to self-determination.