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Invitation Side Event on Freedom of Expression in Papua, Indonesia

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Release of Human Rights Report in Papua 2013 -  4 June 2013,  10:00 – 12:00, Room XXII,  Palais des Nations

On May 2nd 2013, Ms. Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed her deep concern about the use of excessive force by the police forces of the Government of Indonesia on 30 April 2013 in Sorong, Papua, during preparations for a peaceful demonstration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the administrative transfer of Papua to Indonesia. As a result, two indigenous Papuans, Mr. Abner Malagawak and Mr. Thomas Blesya were killed. A third person, Salomina Klaibin died in hospital a few days later. Two others were wounded. Similar incidents took place in Biak and Timika, where at least 27 protesters were arrested.
This parallel event aims at critically reviewing the human rights situation in Papua, especially after the adoption of the second UPR recommendation of Indonesia, the plan of the visit of SR on Freedom of _expression_ and the first review of Indonesia under the Human Rights Committee, scheduled to take place in July 2013. 
The focus will be given on the freedom of _expression_ in Papua and Papuan political prisoners. On the occasion of this event, Franciscans International (FI), International Coalition for Papua (ICP), will present the report Human Rights in Papua 2013, which portrays the violation of civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. The TAPOL report, No Political Prisoners? The suppression of political protest in West Papua, will also be available during the meeting..


1.     Ms. Indria Fernida,
International Advocacy Coordinator of KontraS¸ the Commission for “the Disappeared” and Victims of Violence and representative of TAPOL;

2.     Mr. Norman Voss,  Coordinator of West Papua Netzwerk;

3.     Mr. Patrick Mutzenberg,  Director of CCPR Center. 


Mr. Adrien-Claude Zoller,
Director of Geneva for Human Rights

Light refreshment will be provided


Franciscans International (FI), International Coalition for Papua (ICP), Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) of the World Council of Churches, Geneva for Human Rights (GHR), Asian Human Rights Council (AHRC), TAPOL

Further contact: Budi Tjahjono, Franciscans International:

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