SBS: Calls for scrutiny on Papua human rights

Indonesian police officers man a security check point near the Freeport mine in Timika, Papua province. (AAP)

Amnesty International is calling on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to use upcoming meetings with Indonesia to address alleged rights abuses in Papua.

Amnesty International is calling on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to use meetings at the East Asia Summit in Bali to press Indonesia into addressing concerns of abuse and violence in Papua.

Ms Gillard is also expected to meet with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono following the conclusion of the summit.

Amnesty International spokesman Josef Benedict told Aileen Phillips, while trade and development will be on the agenda, he hopes there is room for discussions on human rights.

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  1. Amnesty International is right to help the Papuans as the evil Indonesia state will ignore the Papuans’ right for self-determination. The world knows how Indonesian goverment fooled and deceived the Papuans thru act of no choice in 1969 which was evidently against New York Agreement. This is why Indonesian government does not want third countries to get involved in the Papuans’ strugle and issue. The Papuans do believe that one day they will become independent and free from evil state of NKRI which is mostly Javanese.

    Let Amnesty International and the world work together to help the Papuans enter the Promised Land (total freedom). God knows how Indonesian treat the melanesian Papuans. God bless all who sincerely and endlessly support and fight for the Papuans’ basic human rights. Amen.

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