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24 Aug

West Papua’s road to 'independence', following the Timorese lead?

The groundswell of regional support continues to grow in the Pacific - and also globally - for West Papuan self-determination, writes David Robie. The latest repression only adds to this momentum.

Indonesia’s harsh policies towards West Papua ought to be scrapped. Whatever happened to the brief window of enlightenment ushered in by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in 2015 with promises of a more “open door” policy towards foreign journalists and human rights groups?



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16 Sep

WEST PAPUA: Veronica Koman speaks out against Indonesian police 'intimidation'

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman has spoken out for the first time since police accused her of inciting unrest in West Papua two weeks ago.

In an international press statement released on Facebook, Koman said she had chosen not to respond to the accusations as they were an attempt to divert attention away from the “real crisis currently gripping West Papua".