More than 500 people have been arrested in Indonesia, after mass Papuan independence demonstrations turned violent. View image on Twitter voice of truth and freedom@khirlani Powerful action in Surabaya where 233 people were arrested for expressing themselves. When we say…
Arrests at West Papua Protest

INDONESIAN security forces have arrested 50 protesters who want human rights abuses in West Papua to be addressed by Pacific leaders. The protest in Sentani called on leaders at the Pacific Islands Forum on Nauru to raise the issue of…

Civil society groups in West Papua including local non-governmental organisations, youth groups, students, women associations, church leaders and indigenous leaders are cautious about a surprise visit to West Papua by a Solomon Islands government delegation. The Solomon Islands government under…
Indonesia accused of arresting more than 1,000 in West Papua

Activists say detentions taking place during rallies calling for independence referendum Indonesian police have been accused of arresting more than 1,000 people at rallies in West Papua demanding an independence referendum. Part of Indonesia’s easternmost Papua province on New Guinea island, West…
Human rights groups protest over 500 arrests of Papuan demonstrators

Jakarta-based based human rights watchdog Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (Elsam) and its local partner in Papua, Elsham Papua, have condemned intimidation and violence by police officers against activist Whens Tebay during mass arrests in West Papua  this week,…

The National Committee for West Papua, the KNPB, is saying that another seven of its activists were captured by the Indonesian military on Friday. This follows the arrest of six KNPB activists on Thursday, who were detained in the provincial…