There has been a slow genocide happening in West Papua for over 54 years. The Australian Government supports Indonesia with 605.3 Million AUS Dollars a year in foreign aid to support this genocide. The world have also turned their backs on the West Papuan People.
Human Rights Abuses continue today and those who protest for independence openly in West Papua do so at a high personal cost. It is illegal to raise the morning star flag and many West Papuan leaders are sitting out long jail terms for peaceful acts of defiance.
Indonesia guards West Papua aggressively not allowing journalists, diplomats or human rights workers into the country. And it’s no surprise – the massive US owned Freeport McMoran gold and copper mine in West Papua is one of the Indonesia’s largest taxpayers. Australian companies also own a number of mines in West Papua.
Estimations of over 500,000 indigenous West Papuan’s have been murdered over the last 54 years. This also includes reports of wide spread torture of women and children.
Many countries including Australia refuse to talk about the genocide in West Papua due to the money involved.