October 10, 2013

Things not ‘getting better’ for West Papuans

IPWP co-founder Benny Wenda has written this article for UK newspaper The Guardian in response to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent claims that the situation in West Papua is improving. Ever since West Papua was annexed and colonised by Indonesia in 1969 through a referendum ironically called the Act of Free Choice (we call.

September 29, 2013

Vanuatu calls for UN probe of rights abuses in West Papua

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, Moana Kalosil Carcasses, a founding member of International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP), today called on the United Nations to appoint a Special Representative to investigate alleged human rights abuses in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia and their political status, declaring that the West Papuans have been.

August 20, 2013

Political support for West Papua gathers momentum

As the summer recess for the British Parliament reaches its close, Benny Wenda has been holding a series of meetings with British politicians at Westminster. Former Labour government chief whip Nick Brown MP (Labour) has signed up to join the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP). Mr Brown joins the growing number of politicians from around the.

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