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AWPA West Papua Update No 1/ 2023

February 13, 2023

AWPA West Papua Update No 1/ 2023
14 February 2023

Two recent incidents in West Papua received a large amount of coverage in the main stream media .

There was an attack on the home of Journalist Victor Mambor on the 23 January when an unknown person threw a bomb near his house in Jayapura City, West Papua. Although no one was injured in the blast Victor told the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ ) that he has faced persistent harassment over his reporting on human rights issues associated with the long-running conflict between Indonesian security forces and the West Papua National Liberation Army. Victor said he frequently receives threats and hate speech on his social media accounts and his witter account was hacked and deleted last year after he posted a video showing Indonesian security forces allegedly abusing a disabled civilian. …………………………………

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