Minister Yembise presents Biak children with 2017 birth certificates

Womens Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Yembise presented children in Biak with 2017 birth certificates during a function to observe National Childrens Day, here, Tuesday. The Government provided free birth certificates as part of its responsibility to protect children, and fulfill their rights to grow and develop, Minister Yembise said. Biak Numfor is striving to become a child-friendly district, […]

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UN urged by Vanuatu to act on West Papua human rights

Vanuatu has urged the United Nations to take action on Indonesian human rights abuses in West Papua Speaking during a debate of the UN general assembly in New York, a Vanuatu representative said his government continued to receive reports of human rights violations in Papua. Setareki Waqanitoga said hundreds of Papuans were recently arrested by Indonesian police for holding peaceful […]

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Relatives of Papua shooting victims call on police to take responsibility

A relative of villagers in Indonesia’s Papua region caught up in a fatal police shooting says they’re calling for the police to take responsibility for the incident. Amatus Douw’s relatives were among victims shot in a confrontation with paramilitary police in the Deiyai district on Tuesday. According to reports up to 16 people were also injured, some of them critically, […]

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