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OPEN letter to Pacific Islands Forum Leaders

West Papua Action Network

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)

PO Box 28, Spit Junction, NSW 2088

OPEN letter to Pacific Islands Forum Leaders

27 July 2015

Dear Pacific Islands Forum leaders,

On behalf of the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney), I am writing to you concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua[1].

There has been no improvement in the human rights situation in West Papua since the last Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Summit was held in Koror, Palau. The West Papuan people continue to suffer human rights violations from the Indonesian security forces. We continue to hear from governments that there is an improvement in the situation in West Papua, that Indonesia is now a democracy and human rights abuses are something that occurred in the past. But where is the improvement in West Papua?

Throughout 2014, the security forces cracked down on peaceful rallies called by civil society…

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