FRWP Executives to be Released from Prison

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The Indonesian government has claimed it is releasing the President and Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of West Papua (FRWP) on Monday 21 July 2014. President Forkorus Yaboisembut and Prime Minister Edison Waromi were convicted of treason, along with Selfius Bobbi, Agus Karar, and Domiinikus Sorabut, after the 3rd Papua Congress established the independent state of West Papua on 19 October 2011.

3rd Papuan National Congress, Declaration

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On 19 October, Prokorus [normally spelt Forkorus] Yaboisembut was elected President of West Papua, and the evangelist Edison G. Waromi was elected Prime Minister. Following the elections, Prokorus Yaboisembut read out the Declaration of a new state—the Federal State of West Papua, the symbol of the state—the Mambruk Bird, the currency—the guilder, the national anthem—Hai Tanahku Papua, the national languages—Pidgin, Indonesian Malay, Papuan languages, and English, and the geographic territory. The Declaration stated: “On this day, 19 October 2011, we proclaim the full independence and sovereignty of our state, and therefore the State of Indonesia must speedily end its occupation of Papua. All components of the leadership elected at the Third Papuan People's Congress shall immediately discuss the basic principles of the State of West Papua”.

Anglican priest returns from war-zone

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Peter Woods, Anglican priest and regular visitor to West Papua, said he was appalled by the militarism and the grinding poverty that he found in Manokwari last week, eighteen months after his last visit.

Drs Jacob Rumbiak, Speech, Opening, FRWP Dept Foreign Affairs, Immigration & Trade, Docklands, 23 June 2014

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Drs Jacob Rumbiak, Speech, Opening of the FRWP Dept of Foreign Affairs, Immigration & Trade, 23 June 2014

Briefing Paper for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

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This paper was developed by the West Papua National Authority, in consultation with the OPM, the Papua Presidium Council, tribal leaders, Church leaders, NGO’s, women leaders and student organization. It addresses common misunderstandings about the West Papuan liberation struggle, and answers questions commonly posed by journalists, diplomats, and politicians about an issue usually considered in terms of political sovereignty and human rights, but which has become central to the security and defence of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

West Papua’s Right to Self-Determination

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In this five-thousand word paper for the 2001 Festival of Ideas in Adelaide, Jacob Rumbiak examines three international agreements and three Indonesian regulations, via which over-rode Dutch-funded self-determination policies and projects, and the West Papuans right to be consulted, and independence, were consciously ignored.

West Papua Independence Policies; Tensions in the Transition

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This paper sets out the infrastructural priorities adopted by the West Papua National Authority (WPNA) in the transition from Special Autonomy (2001—2010) to an independent nation-state on the western border of Melanesia Pacific. Published February 2011

Federal Republic of West Papua opens office in Docklands

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Councilor Amanda Stone from the Yarra City Council is cutting the ribbon on the Federal Republic of West Papua’s new office in Docklands (Melbourne) on Monday 23 June 2014. This is despite the Lombok Treaty, signed by Australia and Indonesia in 2006, which outlaws any demonstration of the Indonesian colony’s independence.

Melanesian Spearhead Group briefing May 2013

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Outlining the institutions, strategies, political priorities and social objectives of the Federal Republic of West Papua before the meeting of the MSG secretariat meeting in Kanaky.

Solving the Political Problem of West Papua by Peaceful Means

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Prepared for Act of Free Choice Seminar, Institute for Dutch History, Royal Library in The Hague, 15 November 2005

Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade

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“Building a relationship between Australia and Indonesia (that includes West Papua) based on the classic principles of Justice, Peace & Love" 24 October 2002

Knowing and understanding how the West Papuans were robbed of their right to independence

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Paper presented at 'West Papua at the Crossroads: A conference on the prospects for peace and conflict resolution in West Papua' University of Sydney. 19th April 2000.

Open Letter from Yaboisembut and Waromi to International Leaders

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The President and Prime Minister adress world leaders attending the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue in 2012

Statement from the 5 accused at Congress treason trial

STATEMENT BY FIVE PAPUANS WHO WENT ON TRIAL IN JAYAPURA ON 30 JANUARY 2011. Published in West Papua Media, translated by Carmel Budiardjo.

Letter To President Barrack Obama

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President Fokorus Yaboisembut writes from Abepura Prison to request President Barack Obama's assistance in negotiating peace and justice with the Unitary Republic of Indonesia.

Indonesia has proved, beyond reasonable doubt, that it has no place in Papua

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By Edison Waromi

Published in 2012

Edison Waromi criticises Australia in particular for riding on the rhetoric generated by President Yudhoyono and Foreign Minister Natalegawa about Indonesia’s ‘normative’ commitment to dialogue and the republic’s effort to ‘wage peace aggressively’.
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