West Papua protests
Protestors demanding freedom for political prisoners in West Papua face arrests and violence

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.

West Papua protests Papuan protesters attacked and arrested for demanding pro-independence leader’s release

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

As violence continues in West Papua, calls to release political prisoners grow stronger

On May 21, protests were held in different parts of Indonesia to demand the release of recently arrested activists

Defiant voices combat militarization and state repression worldwide

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

Papua protests Papuans demand prosecution in the 2014 Paniai massacre

On December 7, 2014, Indonesian security personnel opened fired at a protest rally in Paniai, killing five Papuans. Five years later, there has been barely any progress in the case and the repression of Papuans has intensified

19 killed by police in West Papua in sixth consecutive week of protests

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.

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