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A consultation in Geneva has proposed political dialogue as the only way towards peace and stability in Tanah Papua, a province of Indonesia.
There are people who could be very confused by the UK government's support for human rights in Syria.
Papuan leaders have voiced their concern at plans for Indonesian soldiers to build 1,500 km of new roads in the next two years to accelerate ‘development’ in West Papua.
The Indonesian government has responded to UN recommendations to recognise the rights of its indigenous peoples by claiming that none live in Indonesia.
At least seven people are feared dead after Indonesian police opened fire on hundreds of West Papuans at an independence rally close to the province’s capital.
Official figures released this month show that the number of people with HIV/AIDS in West Papua has grown by more than 30 per cent in four months.
Three Indonesian soldiers captured on video torturing two Papuan villagers last May have been sentenced to between eight and ten months in prison.
WikiLeaks has revealed Indonesia threatened President Obama’s visit to Jakarta this year unless America reversed its ban on military assistance.
A leading churchman in West Papua has called on President Obama to withdraw US cooperation with Indonesia’s elite ‘Kopassus’ forces.
The week before he visits Indonesia, US President Brrack Obama has been urged to end military assistance to the country’s oppressive government.