Monday, April 4, 2011

West Papua Report April 2011: VP rejects dialogue, MSG, more

Full issue of April 2011 West Papua Report is here


Summary:

Indonesia's Vice President Boediono has begun implementation of a Presidential decree calling for the establishment of an inter-governmental agency to examine problems in West Papua. The initiative falls far short of widespread Papuan calls for a senior-level, internationally mediated dialogue between Indonesian officials and Papuans. A senior Papuan civil society leader has spoken out against this continued failure of Jakarta to engage in serious dialogue. Papuan church leaders have charged the Indonesian government with "genocide" in West Papua. The Melanesian Spearhead Group again failed to invite representatives from West Papua to its annual summit, instead inviting the Indonesian government to send observers. Indonesian officials violated the labor rights of Papuans by jailing nurses who called a peaceful, legal strike. A leading Papuan NGO chief has called for elimination of provisions in the Indonesian criminal code that violate Indonesia's obligations under international conventions to which it is party.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your struggle for the oppressed nations west papua, solidarity and concern still go down in the history of West Papua nation, living ethane
    "peace"

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  2. Thanks, we hope it is right "we are reconcile youth and student of west papua in future generation

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