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End human rights abuses and allow for a free and independent West Papua.

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In 1962, in part a result of major US mining interests in West Papua, the U.S. was complicit of the re-colonization of West Papua by negotiating the transfer of its administration from the Dutch to Indonesia.

We call upon President Obama to place people over profits and do what he must to impress upon President Yudhoyono to stop all human rights violations by Indonesian security forces in West Papua . Just as in the 1980s when US civil society mobilized for divestment in South Africa to end Apartheid, we further call upon President Obama to call upon President Yudhoyono to assure that Indonesia observe the rights that are guaranteed to the indigenous people of West Papua in, among other instruments, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which Indonesia pledged to support at the UN General Assembly in 2007.

Further, since Obama spent his childhood years in Indonesia and claims to have a unique relationship with its people, we call upon him to denounce the ongoing violence in West Papua sanctioned by the Yudhoyono regime and to allow for the indigenous peoples of West Papua to move forward their long-maintained struggle for self-determination to the decolonization committee at the United Nations.

Further we ask Obama to end the transfer of 24 F-16 fighter jets to Indonesia.

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more info: http://westpapuaaction-ca.blogspot.com/2012/01/west-papua-statement.html

Kami meminta Presiden Obama untuk menempatkan orang di atas yang
menikmati keuntungan dan melakukan apa yang ia harus memberikan kesan
kepada Presiden Yudhoyono untuk menghentikan semua pelanggaran HAM
oleh aparat keamanan. Sama seperti pada 1980-an ketika AS masyarakat
sipil dimobilisasi untuk divestasi di Afrika Selatan untuk mengakhiri
apartheid, kami lebih lanjut menyerukan kepada Presiden Obama untuk
memanggil Presiden Yudhoyono untuk memastikan bahwa Indonesia
mengamati hak-hak yang dijamin untuk masyarakat adat Papua Barat, di
antara instrumen lain, Deklarasi PBB tentang Hak-Hak Masyarakat Adat
dimana Indonesia berjanji untuk dukungan pada Majelis Umum PBB pada
tahun 2007.

Selanjutnya, sejak Obama menghabiskan tahun masa kecilnya di Indonesia
dan mengklaim memiliki hubungan yang unik dengan orang-orang INA, kita
berseru kepada-nya untuk men-stopkan kekerasan yang sedang berlangsung
di Papua Barat dan memberi sanksi pada rezim Yudhoyono dan untuk
memungkinkan mayoritas asli Papua Barat untuk bergerak maju dalam
perjuangan mereka yang lama-dipertahankan untuk penentuan nasib
sendiri yang valid kepada komite dekolonisasi di PBB.

This petition was delivered to:
  • President Obama (US), President Yudhoyono (Indonesia)


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