We condemn Indonesian repression of Papuans.
BREAKING NEWS: The West Papua Human Rights Center shares an update on the status of one of the nonviolent West Papua activists Ricky Karel Yakarimilena who is a member of the national solidarity of Papuan students (SONAMAPA).
After being arrested and detained since last December and enduring legal proceedings in Indonesian courts in West Papua the Indonesian government has sentenced him to 10 months in prison for being proven to draw a West Papuan morning star flag at his home and posted the results of his picture on his Facebook social media account. According to Indonesian judges, Mr. Ricky was found guilty of his actions against Indonesia.
Punishing the activities of peace fighters in their own land is one way the Indonesian government stifles the democratic values of the West Melanesian Papuans in the critical situation of the Pandemic COVID19 in Indonesia