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Indonesia: Violence and Political Impasse in Papua
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Regional Grievances and the Indonesian Elections
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March 18, 1999: Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee by Sidney Jones, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, Asia Division

  • Indonesia: Investigate Death of Papuan Leader
    (New York, November 11, 2001)—Human Rights Watch today condemned the murder of Papuan independence leader Theys Eluay and called for a high-level investigation into his death.

  • Indonesia: Violence and Political Impasse in Papua
    (New York, July 3, 2001) -Indonesia's crackdown on the Papuan independence movement is diminishing prospects for peace, Human Rights Watch said in a new report issued today.

  • Indonesia Urged To Call Off Papua Ultimatum
    (New York, October 17, 2000) -- Human Rights Watch today urged Indonesian authorities to call off an ultimatum to independence supporters in Irian Jaya (West Papua) to take down all West Papuan flags by Thursday, October 19.

  • No Limits on Irian Jaya Dialogue Says Rights Group
    (December 28, 1998) -- In a new report issued today, Human Rights Watch called on those concerned about developments in Indonesia to look beyond Jakarta to rising political tensions in Irian Jaya. Those tensions are being fueled by the Habibie government's reluctance to allow a discussion of independence in a "national dialogue" on Irian Jaya originally planned for January and now likely to be postponed. Human Rights Watch takes no position on the political status of Irian Jaya but believes that the government should not attempt to restrict the content of any discussion on political options.

  • July 9, 1998: Irian Jaya Detainees Denied Family Visits, Medical Care
    Human Rights Watch said today that an impartial investigation was urgently needed into the firing on demonstrators by the Indonesian military in Biak, Irian Jaya, where two days after the shootings, the casualty toll remains unclear and access is tightly restricted.

  • Indonesia Alert: Trouble In Irian Jaya
    (July 6, 1998) -- Human Rights Watch said today that the explosion of violence over the weekend in Irian Jaya, Indonesia's easternmost province, underscored the need to take urgent measures to prevent further human rights violations there.