As demands for the release of Papuan pro-independence activist Victor Yeimo grow in Indonesia, protesters are facing repression and mass arrests. Yeimo, general secretary of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), was arrested earlier this month for his role in the anti-racism protests of 2019.
Victor Yeimo, a pro-independence leader, was arrested under charges of treason earlier this month for his role in the anti-racism Papuan protests of 2019. Civil society groups and West Papuan activists have been demanding his release ever since
On May 21, protests were held in different parts of Indonesia to demand the release of recently arrested activists
Despite heightened militarization and oppressive tactics by states, people across the world refused to give in and fought back for their rights to life and dignity
On the 36th day of the police and military clampdown imposed by the Indonesian government in West Papua, several protesters have been killed by indiscriminate police fire in different parts of the region.
Protests are continuing in the provinces of Papua and West Papua, as well as in provinces in Indonesia, for the second week in a row despite state repression and a partial communications blackout
In this episode, we look into the police repression in Indonesia, pride march in Poland, peasant women’s mobilizations in Brazil and the protests against a gold mine in UK’s Northern Ireland.
Over 168 Papuan protesters in the Papuan capital Jayapura along with other cities have been detained by the police, and over three dozen activists and students were injured in police violence
The contest between incumbent Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and Prabowo Subianto does not translate into a contest between two different visions of the country
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.