Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ETAN, Groups Respond to Mystery List of Papua Supporters

A list is currently circulating on the internet which purports to list international supporters of the OPM (Organisasi Papua Merdek) in West Papua. A number of the organizations on the list - including ETAN - recently issued a statement

The list seems to confuse support for the rights of the people of West Papua with support for a particular West Papuan organization, the OPM. Our organizations work on issues and do not take sides among local organizations. We do this out of respect for the right of the Papuan people to organize themselves. 

Lists like these seek to blame others for problems created by the Indonesian government’s and security forces' own policies and actions.

see full statement here:

ETAN Observers Report on 2012 Timor Parliamentary election

Links to reports and observations from ETAN's volunteer election observers during Timor-Leste's 2012 parliamentary election.

ETAN volunteers assisted the electoral work of local NGOs: La’o Hamutuk, Fundasaun Mahein (monitoring, research and advocacy on the security sector) and Asosiasaun HAK (Association for Law, Human Rights, Justice). Below are the observations and personal reflections of the ETAN volunteers.

ETAN Observes with Fundasuan Mahein

ETAN Observes Voting Day in Liquiça

ETAN: Election Observers on the Move