Friday, April 24, 2015

1) Foreign Journalists Urged Open Access to Papua, uproar Will Protest Held

2) Urges the Government of Papua uproar Open Space of Democracy and Foreign Journalists access to Papua

3) ULMWP Statement with regard to the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Bandung Conference 
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1) Foreign Journalists Urged Open Access to Papua, uproar Will Protest Held
 Author: Frances Therese Tekege | Thursday, April 23, 2015 22:55 Viewed: 606 Comments: 0
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French journalist, Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat detained in Papua currently on trial in the District Court of Class IA Jayapura, Papua, on Thursday (23.10.14) ago. Photo: Hendrikus Yeimo / MS

Jayapura, STEP MAGAZINE - Student Movement, Youth and People of Papua (uproar) will hold a rally in support of demonstrations that will be held by the Political prisoners in London and a few countries in the world are urging the Indonesian government to provide free and open access to Papua for foreign journalists , humanitarian, and human rights organizations.

This was conveyed by the Secretary General of the uproar, Samuel Womsiwor in an open discussion with students in dormitories Mamberamo Kingdom, Housing 01 Waena, Jayapura, on Thursday (04/23/2015).

Womsiwor Samuel said, "We are in an uproar already agreed and committed to a rally in support of demonstrations that will be held by the Political prisoners in London and a few countries in the world, who urged the Indonesian government to provide free and open access to Papua for foreign journalists, humanitarian organizations, and human rights organizations. "

He explained that this action will be held on 29 April 2015 simultaneously in all parts of the international community (read: Urges Open Access in Papua, Prisoner by the World Community Invite Demo in every Indonesian Embassy).

He said, "Political prisoners in London will hold a peaceful demonstration outside the Indonesian embassy. We in Papua will make the action centered University of Paradise, with the form of the action remains in place, create a media gag fragment in Papua with all wearing black clothes, black cloth to be bound The head and black Adhesive Tape to shut up. "

"We as students and future generation of Papua, let's look at the silencing of the media in Papua, as in Papua currently have terrorized the local media here and there. For that, we expect the participation of colleagues easily Papua generation to engage in peaceful protest this, "she said.

"Jokowi also tra (no, red) never keep it just promises. He said would allow foreign journalists to cover the condition of Indonesia and Papua in particular," he said. (Teresa Frances Tekege / MS)

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A google translate of article in tabloidjubi.com. Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic. Original bahasa link at


2) Urges the Government of Papua uproar Open Space of Democracy and Foreign Journalists access to Papua
Jayapura, Jubi - Youth and Student Movement of the People of Papua (uproar) urged the Indonesian government to open up democratic space Papua and urged the Indonesian government to immediately open access of foreign journalists to Papua.

"We urge the Indonesian government to open the democratic space in Papua. Because in Papua is no democratic space. The government will soon open a democratic space as much as possible in accordance with the promise land of Papua, "said Samuel Womsiwor, Secretary General of the Jubi Uproar in Abepura, Wednesday (22/04/2015).
Said he, Papua is the most isolated areas of conflict democratic space and access to foreign journalists in the world. And silencing dmeokrasi space is not a fiction. For the past decade access to all the information the truth that happened in Papua covered neatly by the Indonesian government.
"Man Papua continue to be slaughtered and killed for no apparent reason with various stigma. In addition, the space for human rights activists on the ground Papau sealed. Even continue to be hunted like a hunted animal. We are today asking, Indonesia toki chest and said Indonesia is a democratic space it from the point where ?, "asked Womsiwor.
In addition to asking Indonesia open democratic space, Uproar also requested to immediately open access of foreign journalists to freely cover in Papua to look closer and reveal the state of crime against Papuans.


Meanwhile, Philip youth representatives said, Papuans today misses a true democratic space and freedom to be able to voice any aspirations of Papuans without any pressure from any quarter.
"We really missed the Papuan people and expects openness democratic space and free access to foreign journalists in Papua. If Indonesia is a democratic country, then open the democratic space, "he said.
According to the observations Uproar, a process that took place today in Papua adalh authoritarian process. Basically the same as that carried out and in the days of the New Order regime that silencing of the media access and voicing all the things that are humanity. Then it Uproar calls for the immediate opening democratic space in Papua. (Arnold Belau)


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3) ULMWP Statement with regard to the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Bandung Conference

Sixty years ago, the Bandung conference of Asian and African governments opened. The conference issued a stirring denunciation of "colonialism in all its manifestations."ˇ The gathered leaders vowed to eradicate colonialism. President Sukarno of Indonesia, welcoming the delegates, recalled that it was the anniversary of Paul Revere's ride in 1775, and called the American revolution the first great anti-colonial revolution.

"We are often told: Colonialism is dead," Sukarno said in his speech. "Let us not be deceived or even soothed by that. I say to you, colonialism is not yet dead. How can we say it is dead, so long as vast areas of Asia and Africa are unfree?"

West Papua remains unfree, today, 60 years later. It is Indonesia, today, that holds West Papua as a colony. Today, the time has come to end colonial rule and permit West Papuans a genuine act of self-determination.

While Sukarno spoke against rule of one country over another, his government was using the Bandung conference to build Third World support for Indonesian plans to take over West Papua. The conference called for the end of Dutch rule over West Papua, but it failed to support Papuan self-determination. Instead: "The Asian-African Conference, in the context of its expressed attitude on the abolition of colonialism, supported the position of Indonesia in the case of West [Papua]." This was a failure to support the "Bandung spirit" of ending colonialism. But the conference also "expressed the earnest hope that the United Nations would assist the parties concerned in finding a peaceful solution to the dispute."

In the 1960s, Indonesia took possession of West Papua, despite the support for West Papuan rights expressed by many governments and peoples ˆ Melanesians, Africans, and people from around the world. The result has been more than half a century of injustice. Dutch colonialism died, but a more brutal and even more ferocious and strongly racist Indonesian colonialism took its place. Killings, torture, arbitrary arrests, and other systematic violations of human rights continue. The Indonesian government has tried to reduce the West Papuan people to a minority in their own country through the "transmigration" programme where thousands of Javanese and other Indonesians came and settled on Papuan land. It has tried to suppress indigenous West Papuan culture.

But there has also been half a century of West Papuan resistance, which continues to this day. West Papuans have never ceased asserting their identity as a Melanesian, not an Indonesian, people. Nor has international support ever ceased. Numerous African countries, for instance, declined to support the Indonesian claim to have annexed West Papua in an "act of free choice" in 1969.

On the 60th anniversary of the Bandung conference, it is time for human rights violations in West Papua to end. More than that, it is time for the inalienable right to self-determination of the People of West Papuan to be recognized, respected and implemented, at last. That right has been recognized by the leaders of five Melanesian independent countries. Consequently, the West Papuan liberation movement is seeking membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The movement also calls upon the UN and its members, in the "spirit of Bandung," to assist the West Papuan people and the Indonesian government to find a peaceful solution to the continuing dispute, a solution that honours the right to self-determination of the West Papuan people.


Octovianus Yoakim Mote
Secretary General of United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP)

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