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Showing posts with label United Nations. Show all posts
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Sunday, 27 October 2019

Veronica Koman meets with Australian MPs about Papua

News Desk - The Jakarta Post
Human rights lawyer Veronica Koman (tribunnews/-)
Human rights lawyer Veronica Koman met with the Australian parliament's human rights subcommittee on Wednesday to speak with its members about the current situation in West Papua.

In a Facebook post about the visit, Veronica said that, together with Amnesty International Australia, she asked the Australian federal government to "do more to help stop the bloodshed in West Papua".

"[The MPs] were enthusiastic and asked many questions because they have heard of the unrest but do not know the details," she said.

Previously, Veronica had also met with United Nations high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet in Sydney.

"I updated her about the current crisis gripping West Papua, particularly about the security approach by the Indonesian government, the displacement of civilians and the massive clampdown on freedom of expression, including arrests of peaceful activists," Veronica said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Veronica, a lawyer for the Papuan Student Alliance, is currently wanted by the East Java Police who accuse her of provoking the protests and riots in Papua and West Papua that started in August.

She has been named a suspect for allegedly violating four laws: the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law, Law No. 1/1946 on misinformation, Article 160 of the Criminal Code and Law 40/2008 on the eradication of racial and ethnic discrimination.

Veronica has denied the charges, saying that the police have "overstepped their authority and gone over the top with exaggerations in an attempt to criminalize [her actions]". (kmt)

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Respect for Human Rights is a UN Principle

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 9:47 AM, Solomon Times News that the Indonesian government is upping the ante against supporters of West Papua comes as no surprise, a well-placed senior government source said. “It is no surprise to us, and I think it is not right to say that we are interfering with the internal affairs […]

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Countdown on for Indonesia’s response

By Len Garae Oct 21, 2016 0, The Chairman of Vanuatu Free West Papua Association, Pastor Allan Nafuki says all civil society organisations in country are united with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisation (PIANGO), Emele Duituturaga, to support the request made by the UN Committee on the […]

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Friday, 14 October 2016

Anticipation Builds as Pacific CSOs Await Indoneia Response to UN

Press Release Date: 14 October 2016 Suva - The request made by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) to Indonesia to formally respond to allegations of racial violence and discrimination against Papuans by November is a sign that the attitude of the UN to West Papua’s case is beginning to change. […]

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

PM, UN Christian Mission President Meet In New York

PMPress Office - The President of the Christian Mission for the United Nations Community, Dr Garry Allen yesterday, Monday 19th September, met with Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare, inspiring him about the difference between the politician and statesperson and the challenges to the latter. The meeting was held at the margin of the 71st United […]

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

UN Elects Ambassador Thomson For Top General Assembly Post, đŸ‘¤ by Department of Information, SUVA A first for Fiji and the Pacific, Ambassador Peter Thomson has been elected as the United Nations General Assembly president of its 71th session beginning in September. Current assembly President Mogens Lykketoft announced the winner of the secret-ballot election. Ambassador Thomson was one of two nominees for the […]

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