Eighty-four Papuans were arrested for ‘treason’ on November 17, 2020, in Merauke, as Indonesia moves to crush dissent in illegally occupied West Papua. Civil unrest is growing over Jakarta’s proposed extension of the failed 2001 ‘Special Autonomy’ law, set to expire on January 1, 2021. Those arrested included staff members and advisors of the Papuan.
With the UK’s recent announcement, 82 states now support a visit by the High Commissioner for Human Rights to West Papua. The more states support the visit, the harder it will be for Indonesia to continue blocking the High Commissioner’s access. Can you table a question in your parliament forcing your government to take a.
In a major victory for the ULMWP, the British Government has stated its support for a visit to West Papua by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Commissioner’s visit, a key demand of international states, would lead to an evidence-based report on the human rights situation in West Papua. Responding to a question.