Thursday, February 13, 2014

Write Secretary of State Kerry on his visit to Indonesia

Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Indonesia this coming  Feb. 15 weekend. Please send him a message for human rights and justice on his visit. Please let us know if you send a message. Thanks John for ETAN

You can:

* Visit the U.S. Embassy Facebook Page ( ) and leave Secretary of State Kerry a message about human rights;

* On Twitter write to @usembassyjkt, @johnkerry with hashtag #MenluKerry.

Messages can address any of the following; be creative, be polite:

* Support justice for U.S.-backed crimes during the Indonesian occupation.

* End support for Indonesia's security forces, especially Kopassus, Detachment 88 and others involved in repression in West Papua and elsewhere.

* Apologize for U.S. backing of the 1965 coup in Indonesia.

* Urge Indonesia's president SBY to fulfill his pledge to bring the authors of the murder of human rights activist Munir to justice.

See also 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

February 2014 West Papua Report

Read here


This edition's PERSPECTIVE examines the decision of the Melanesian states, minus Vanuatu, to endorse Jakarta's control of West Papua and to forego criticism of its repression there. In UPDATE the report describes continued "sweeping operations" in the Puncak Jaya region, Papuan criticism of the Melanesian Spearhead Group's visit to Indonesia, Jakarta's linking of "Special Autonomy Plus" to repression, and testimony about human rights in West Papua before the European Parliament. In CHRONICLE, we report planning for another plantation project in West Papua along the lines of Merauke Integrated Fuel and Energy Estate (MIFEE). A prominent Papuan criticized both the substance and process of "Special Autonomy Plus" planning. Human Rights Watch, in its annual report, notes the continued trampling of rights in West Papua. Noted analyst and activist Noam Chomsky says conditions in West Papua amount to genocide. A report in the Guardian describes a travesty of justice in the prosecution of six Papuans for peaceful dissent.

Demonstrators greet MSG delegation in Jayapura