Papua: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered at on 2 February 2017.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in West Papua.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We welcome the progress that has occurred in Papua and West Papua under President Jokowi. However we remain concerned with the human rights situation in Papua, including most recently a number of incidents involving security forces in December 2016 which resulted in fatalities. We encourage the Indonesian Human Rights Commission to complete investigations into human rights cases in West Papua impartially and objectively.

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