Monday, December 27, 2010

Case Update

The picture below shows Filep Karma looking merry and healthy yesterday, the day after Christmas, after having traveled to Jakarta for much-needed medical care in August of this year. The picture appeared on the Free West Papua Campaign's Facebook page yesterday.

(Filep Karma and Buchtar Tabuni in Polda Prison, Jayapura, December 26, 2010. Photo by Ricky Dajoh)

Check back here for more detailed case information about all the planned 2011 actions, including actions in support of Filep Karma, Dhondup Wangchen, Darfur refugees in Chad and internally displaces persons within Chad, and calling for an independent investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka.

All of us of Group 133 are very excited this year that our friends in the Mid-Atlantic and Washington, D.C. region will be holding solidarity actions at embassies in D.C.! Right now, New York City events are tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2011 and the D.C. events for Friday, April 15, 2011. Check here often for updates.

The next GOTB planning meeting will be Tuesday, January 4, 2011, students and activists, GOTB veterans and newcomers who are interested in helping organize this year's GOTB events are encouraged to attend. (We're currently looking for someone to help update and maintain the GOTB web site, Contact Group 133 for more info.

Note: Amnesty International takes no official stance regarding the independence movements in West Papua or Tibet, but rather is concerned for the human rights of the people living in those areas as well as those of prisoners of conscience and human rights defenders acting on behalf of their people.

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