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Success Story of Paralegal

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Mama Naomi is the mother of seven children. Previously she was an ordinary housewife who takes care of daily needs in her home, as well as occasionally to worship together associations of mothers in the neighborhood village. Mama Naomi follows the Community-based Legal Assistance Program facilitated by the Democratic Alliance for Papua since March, 2014, with activities such as training, ... Read More »

JOKOWI’S SECOND PRESIDENTIAL VISIT TO PAPUA

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Reflection and Agenda for dialogue Papuans have supported the election of Jokowi, who received about 70% of the vote in Papua. They expected that President Jokowi would be a better partner to listen to their aspirations and problems. In his campaign for the presidency, Jokowi promised to be there for the people, to open a dialogue with them and to ... Read More »

Gwangju Prize Human Rights Award 2015: Latiifah Anum Siregar

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Dialog For Peace Acceptance Speech Gwangju Prize Human Rights Awards 2015 (Latifah Anum Siregar/HR Lawyer-Director AlDP) 5:18 Memorial Foundation-Gwangju- South Korea Ladies and Gentlemen, Again, I’m standing in front of you to receive this honor. Actually, until now I’m still amazed to be receiving the award, but of course extremely grateful. Allow me to once again thank to God for ... Read More »

News release: Areki Wanimbo is ‘first Papuan treason suspect to be acquitted in 14 years’

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London, 8 May 2015 – Today, Papuan political detainee Areki Wanimbo was acquitted of conspiracy to commit treason and released from prison, after spending over nine months in detention in West Papua, Indonesia. Mr Wanimbo, an indigenous tribal leader and local teacher was arrested in Wamena in the Central Highlands of West Papua, alongside two French journalists who had travelled ... Read More »

[Joint Individual Complaint] Violence of human rights defender in Papua, Ms. Latifa Anum Siregar

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Mr.Michel Forst UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Email: defenders@ohchr.org; Mr.David Kaye UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression Email: freedex@ohchr.org; mdaher@ohchr.org Ms. Gabriela Knaul UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Email: SRindependenceJL@ohchr.org c/o Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva–Palais Wilson CH 1211 ... Read More »

Indonesia – Human rights lawyer Ms Latifah Anum Siregar attacked in Papua province

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Front Line -On 16 September 2014, at about 11:00 p.m., human rights lawyer Ms Latifah Anum Siregar, was physically attacked and robbed while returning back from the pre-trial court hearings to her hotel in Wamena city, Papua province. The assailants also stole Latifah Anum Siregar’s suitcase, which contained her laptop and documentation relating to an ongoing legal case. Latifah Anum ... Read More »

Document – Indonesia: Papuan human rights lawyer attacked: Anum Siregar

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Amnesty International UA: 232/14 Index: ASA 21/027/2014 Indonesia Date: 17 September 2014 URGENT ACTION PAPUAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER ATTACKED Papuan human rights lawyer Anum Siregar was attacked by an unknown person in Wamena, Papua province. She is currently defending a tribal leader who is a prisoner of conscience accused of supporting separatist activities. There are concerns for her safety. Amnesty ... Read More »

The Practice of Torture Still Occurs in Wara-Wamena Village

Andawat– The practice of torture is still difficult to avoid by the police when they arrest the civilian. At least that is what happened in Sasawa Village Kosiwo district Yapen Waropen regency in early February 2014. The same conduct also occurred in Wara Village Pisugi distric Jayawijaya regency in July 12, 2014. In Wara village, at around 4 a.m., the ... Read More »

The Future of Corruption in Papua

Andawat– register book in prison guards’ quarter of Abepura penitentiary notes that the facility is inhabited by 350 inmates. 25 people of them are convicted criminal of corruption case, while 26 people are in custody of corruption case, in total; there are 51 inmates of corruption case. The number, however, is bigger than inmates of treason case which is only ... Read More »

Tortured: Structured or Casuistry?

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Serui: all arrested suspects were being tortured Serui- All suspects from the 1 February 2014 arrest, as many as 6 people, who are still being detained by the police, were tortured. Those suspects are Salmon Windesi, Peneas Reri, Cornelius Woniana, Obeth Kayoi, Rudi Otis Barangkea, and Jimmi Yeremias Kapanai. There were one other suspect that has been released (Septinus Wororai) ... Read More »