Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)
West Papuan National Flag Day. 1st December
Jakarta is becoming increasingly concerned at the internationalisation of the issue of West Papua which is why the security forces have been cracking down on peacefully rallies organised by civil society organisations in West Papua. They most recent crackdown was on the KNPB as they celebrated their eighth anniversary. 106 people were arrested in Sorong. However, thousands of West Papuans have been arrested at rallies throughout the past year in West Papua. Although the majority of activists were eventually released, during the arrests activists are regularly beaten and in some cases face torture.
Police ordered Papuan praying congregation to disperse, accusing them of separatism Jakarta Post