New report on Human Rights abuse in Indonesia

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALRC-CWS-31-003-2016
February 15, 2016

A Written Submission to the 31st Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre

INDONESIA: No effective judicial process or remedy for victims of summary executions

Although Indonesia’s Constitution guarantees the right to life, the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Rights Council that summary executions occur frequently in Indonesia. The targets are most often indigenous people and human rights defenders.

  1. Over the past year, the ALRC’s sister organization, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), has documented and reported ten cases of summary executions in Indonesia. A majority of these crimes occurred against rights defenders in the mining and plantation sectors, while others occurred due to lack of protection to local indigenous inhabitants, facing loss of control over land and resources. The lack of active law enforcement in these cases has strengthened impunity.

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ULMWP opens office in Wamena

 

 5000-PEOPLE ATTEND OPENING AN ULMWP OFFICE IN Wamena

Wamena is a major town in the Central Highlands

 

 

Victor MamborFeb 15, 2016

 

Installation nameplate ULMWP office in Wamena by one announcer ULMWP, Edison Waromi – Jubi / Victor Mambor

 

 

Jayapura, Jubi – About five thousand people gathered at the Indigenous Council Office Lapago,

Grave Complex in Jalan Lama, Wamena town to attend the inauguration of the office of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Monday (15/02/2016). These communities come from different cultural regions Lapago.

 

Honai shaped office was built on the efforts of society. They raise money by selling agricultural produce, pork or vegetables. Total costs used to build this office reached 350 million.

 

“This office was once just a regular honai. Which is then burned by bad people. Now people can prove that they can build their own offices for tribal councils and ULMWP. This is incredible, “said Father John Jonga who lead worship of thanksgiving for the establishment of indigenous honai used as office ULMWP together Lapago Tribal Council offices.

 

 

 

people who had gathered to attend the inauguration of the office ULMWP – Jubi / Victor Mambor

 

 

The inauguration of this ULMWP office, according to Markus Haluk, one high-ranking ULMWP, to provide answers to the Indonesian government statement said ULMWP just a bunch of people who are outside Papua. ULMWP, continued Mark, is the people of Papua, West Papua nation itself.

 

“People are waking up this office. They provide the land, they have to pay, to be this office. That is evidence that ULMWP in the Land of Papua. Those outside Papua is simply the person appointed to carry out the task of liberating the people of West Papua, “said Markus.

 

 

 

Three chief of the indigenous Lapago received reports of ULMWP – Jubi / Victor Mambor

 

 

 

ULMWP office in Papua, as stated by the Chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Manasseh Sogavare, is very important. Sogavare in a meeting with leaders of West Papua in Honiara in late January, the Chairman of MSG ULMWP welcomed plans to build an office in West Papua. He said ULMWP presence in West Papua, is strategically important.

 

“People criticize MSG MSG when receiving ULMWP as observers. They say ULMWP are people who live outside of West Papua and do not represent the people of West Papua. This is wrong thinking that must be confronted, “said Sogavare.

 

 

Community generously contributed to the office ULMWP – Jubi / Victor Mambor

 

 

The same is conveyed Octovianus Mote, Secretary General ULMWP.

“ULMWP not katifitas group of people abroad. ULMWP are a nation of Papua itself. ULMWP there in the Land of Papua, in seven indigenous territories of Papua, “said Oktovianus Mote.

 

ULMWP office in Wamena is the result of an agreement ULMWP in Honiara, last January.

“We agree ULMWP office we have placed in the community, in the heart of the Land of Papua,” said Oktovianus Mote.

 

Other ULMWP office, according to ULMWP Secretary General, will be opened in several regions in Papua. But the position of these offices later as a liaison office. (Victor Mambor)

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Global call for Action

 

GLOBAL CALL FOR ACTION- FEBRUARY 2016

 

http://freewestpapua.org/actions/2639/

 GLOBAL CALL FOR ACTION- FEBRUARY 2016

What is the most effective way to help to make a difference to the FWPC?

To achieve its aims in 2016, the Campaign needs to strengthen its international political voice.

This month we are calling on all of our supporters across the globe to write to their local representatives, to encourage them to add their name to the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP). This is a simple but powerful way to show your solidarity- and it only will only take a few minutes of your time.

YOUR SUPPORT REALLY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE PEOPLE OF WEST PAPUA- AND NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION!

Remember that your political representative works for you and has a duty to represent your concerns within government. So if you haven’t already, please get in touch and let them know that the situation in West Papua is unacceptable. This is your chance to raise their awareness and compel them into action. Let Indonesia know that the eyes of the world are watching………

GET THE TEMPLATE LETTER HERE

FIND OUT HOW TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE HERE

Below is a letter from West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda to all of our supporters this February.


February 2016

Dear friends of the Free West Papua Campaign,

I am writing to thank you for your continued solidarity with the people of West Papua towards our goal of self-determination and freedom.

Last year saw incredible successes for the Campaign and the message of support that rang out across the international community was heard by my people, offering hope and renewed strength in our struggle.

Together we are making our voices heard. For this, I want to thank each and every one of you who are walking along side us on this journey towards independence.

This year we are looking to strengthen the collective voices of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua. We are asking all of our supporters around the world to talk to their political representatives, making them aware of the situation and inviting them to join the IPWP.

We now need your help to make our voice even louder within the international community and your help really does make a difference. 

Thank you again for standing with us in this struggle.

PAPUA MERDEKA

Benny Wenda
West Papuan Independence Leader
Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP)
www.bennywenda.org
www.freewestpapua.org

To find out who has already signed go to   International Parliamentarians for West Papua