February 8, 2016

News from Australian parliament. Senator Scott Ludlam, from the Australian Greens, questions Australia’s role in support of violent human rights violations in West Papua. Feb 4th, 2016.

“Questions 2794 and 2795 go to the Australian government’s relationship with Detachment 88, a counter-terrorism unit within the Indonesian National Police. We see the same pattern here again. Reports out of Indonesia-and this particularly applies to West Papua-raise concerns about the role of Det. 88. This is a country on our doorstep. This building where.

February 2, 2016

“There is unanimous support by all ordinary Melanesians for governments to support the cause of the West Papuans.” Hon Mannaseh Sogavare, Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands.

Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare interviewed on ABC News Australia about his support for the people of West Papua. Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he will fly to Jakarta in an attempt to get the Indonesian government to agree to meet with a delegation from the United Liberation Movement.

February 2, 2016

January 21st, 2016. The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) meeting with the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare.

Hon. Manasseh Sogavare is the Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group and a strong a vocal supporter of the West Papuan people and struggle. Today he said that he is aware that the Indonesian President is very cautious about his actions and approach towards West Papuans very lately, knowing too well that the world is.

February 2, 2016

Statement from the Vanuatu Free West Papua association (VFWPA) in response to threats from former Indonesian army general and current Indonesian defense minister Ryamizard Ryacudu.

Statement; “Christian churches are the conscience of the nation, and therefore have the duty to be the voice of the voiceless and must continue to stand in solidarity with our Melanesian brothers and sisters in West Papua who are still under oppression, and are still living in the current environment which can only be described.

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