Papua Film Screening and Discussion
November 04, 2010 04:00 AM
This year marks the 47th anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia's annexation of the province of Papua from the Netherlands in 1969. Since annexation, there have been various human rights abuses carried out by Indonesian security forces, such as the killing of villagers and the intimidation of activists and journalists in Papua. Furthermore, Indonesia's growing civil society has not actively addressed the human rights situation in Papua, leaving many issues such as racism and security forces brutality unresolved even up to today.
In solidarity with our Papuan friends and activists, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) and ALIRAN is organizing an open screening on the human rights situation in Papua, which will be followed by a discussion session afterwards. This event will be attended by an Papuan Human Rights activist, Mr Wempie Fatubun, as well as activists from SUARAM and Aliran, where we will all give our input on how to improve the Human Rights situation in Papua.