Sign Now: #MakeWestPapuaSafe. Hold the AFP accountable

Hold the AFP accountable

This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the Senate that:

  • Reputable human rights organisations report significant human rights violations committed by Indonesian police and military in West Papua;
  • These violations are committed with impunity;
  • The Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Forces provide substantial support to the Indonesian police and military, including D88, Brimob and Kopassus, the worst human rights offenders;
  • The nature and extent of this support is not fully disclosed;
  • No conditionality or benchmarks are attached to this support to ensure Indonesian police and military respect human rights

We therefore ask the House to call on the Government to:

  • Condemn human rights violations everywhere, including in West Papua;
  • Vigorously raise concerns about human rights violations committed in West Papua with the Indonesian Government;
  • Take action at the United Nations to hold the Indonesian Government fully accountable for human rights violations committed by its security forces in West Papua;
  • Ensure that Australian Government aid does not enable human rights violations anywhere, including in West Papua;
  • Initiate an independent audit of the effectiveness and human rights risks associated with all programs involving Indonesian police and military receiving Australian Government funding.

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References: Indonesia: "Don't Bother, Just Let Him Die": Killing With Impunity In Papua AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 2 JULY 2018



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  • Pamela Jenkins
    signed 2019-04-30 10:10:38 +1000
    The act of “free choice” was No Choice.

    It is imperative that the world takes notice of the human rights abuses and the perpetrators are accountable.

    Lip service must be followed by

    action in international courts.
  • Linda Gale
    signed 2019-04-30 09:10:05 +1000
  • Christine Jones
    signed 2019-04-30 09:04:37 +1000
    Unbelievable that blatant violence is ignored, so close to home. Why is it tolerated?
  • Brian Davies
    signed 2019-04-30 08:32:26 +1000
  • George Koletsis
    signed 2019-04-29 22:56:57 +1000
  • Elizabeth Kwan
    signed 2019-04-29 22:28:17 +1000
    I’m very concerned about the abuse of human rights by Indonesian government forces against the West Papuan peoples.
  • Anna Bray
    signed 2019-04-29 22:02:00 +1000
  • Rob Gray
    signed 2019-04-29 21:56:26 +1000
  • John Cook
    signed 2019-04-29 21:56:01 +1000
  • Peter Murphy
    signed 2019-04-29 21:30:13 +1000
  • Gareth Smith
    signed 2019-04-29 21:20:25 +1000
  • Alex Bell
    signed 2019-04-29 21:12:08 +1000
  • cristina vaira
    signed 2019-04-29 21:09:14 +1000
    cristina vaira
  • Robert Egar
    signed 2019-04-29 21:02:50 +1000
    Robert Egar
  • Irene Gale A.M.
    signed 2019-04-29 20:28:28 +1000
  • John Ellis
    signed 2019-04-29 19:58:05 +1000
    John Ellis
  • Katherine Seppings
    signed 2019-04-29 19:43:20 +1000
  • Robyn Morgan
    signed 2019-04-29 19:14:36 +1000
  • Cathy Picone
    signed 2019-04-29 19:11:55 +1000
  • Penny Elsley
    signed 2019-04-29 19:11:49 +1000
  • Scott Poynting
    signed 2019-04-29 19:06:24 +1000
  • James Brown
    signed 2019-04-29 19:04:21 +1000
    James Brown. We saw what Indonesia did in Timor Leste . Its not surprising to see the same atrocities

    Our leaders have a moral obligation to tell us the degree of complicity Australia has in its dealings with the Indonesian government.
  • Greg Stevens
    signed 2019-04-29 17:58:24 +1000
  • Janet Mayer
    signed 2019-04-29 17:44:20 +1000
  • Sue McCarthy
    signed 2019-04-29 17:19:51 +1000
  • oliver crowder
    signed 2019-04-29 17:12:39 +1000
    Come on Australia, be the good guy for once.
  • Andrew (Andy) Alcock
    signed 2019-04-29 16:30:42 +1000
    It has to be said that the TNI is the largest terrorist organisation in the SE Asian and SW Pacific regions. Its crimes are on par with the Nazis and ISIS.

    We need to be aware the Austustralian military and federal police also assisted the TNI and POLRI when they were committing genocide and gross human rights abuses in East Timor during the illegal occupation of that country by the fascist dictatorship led by General Suharto.

    While it is true that Indonesia has slightly improved its democratic and human rights at home, the TNI plays a very dominant role in Indonesian politics. Wiranto and Prabowo Subianto, both high ranking war criminals, were candidates in the 2014 presidential elections and Prabowo is standing in the upcoming elections. Wiranto is the current Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs. And it still plays murderous and barbaric roles in West Papua.

    If Indonesia was a true democracy, both these men would be in prison serving very long sentences, the military would be subservient to government (and not the other way around), it would pay compensation to all the victims of TNI and POLRI crimes, the TNI and POLRI would be removed from West Papua and the people would be allowed to have a UN administered referendum to determine their own political future.

    In addition, Australia and other western nations should cease aiding and abetting the TNI and POLRI until all the war criminals and human rights abusers in their ranks have been brought to justice and all their victims have received compensation. The same should also apply to the vigilantes who committed unspeakable crimes during the CIA/TNI overthrow of democracy in 1965.
  • Brian Doran
    signed 2019-04-29 16:10:08 +1000
    Keep the work going towards a free and independant West Papua
  • Peter Cruice
    signed 2019-04-29 16:07:09 +1000
  • Susan Kendall AM
    signed 2019-04-29 16:02:13 +1000