Today we look at protests against Indonesia’s Special Autonomy law for Papua, an ongoing hunger strike by undocumented migrants in Belgium, and more
In the twenty years of living under this law, Papuans say that it did not address the contested history of Papua’s integration and its outstanding political and human rights issues.
The turmoil in the Indonesian ruled-Papuan provinces refuses to die down even after nearly a month of protests and violent repression.
Members of the Papuan Student Alliance, as well as Indonesian students, organised a demonstration to demand West Papua’s right to self-determination, boycotting of elections, and closing of PT Freeport
Surya Anta, spokesperson of the People’s Liberation Party of Indonesia as well as Indonesia People’s Front for West Papua, talked to Peoples Dispatch about the choices before Indonesians in the upcoming presidential elections.
The Indonesian rule in West papua is marked by numerous human rights violations, and has been met with severe resistance by the people.