West Papuan leader taken into custody in dramatic arrest

Activists say Buchtar Tabuni, seen as a mastermind of recent protests, was forcibly taken into custody by armed troops A West Papuan independence group has accused the Indonesian police of “abducting” a leading West Papuan activist in a dramatic arrest…
More than 150 West Papuans arrested in demonstrations – lawyer

An Indonesian lawyer says more than 150 West Papuan independence activists were arrested on Thursday. Veronica Koman says 65 remain detained in Jayapura after rallying for the support of their cause being raised at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum summit.…

An Indonesian lawyer says police have arrested dozens of West Papuan independence activists in Jayapura. Demonstrators took to the streets in several Papuan cities on Thursday in support of their cause being raised at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders…
Indonesian police arrest dozens of West Papuans – lawyer

An Indonesian lawyer says police have arrested dozens of West Papuan independence activists in Jayapura. Demonstrators took to the streets in several Papuan cities on Thursday in support of their cause being raised at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders…

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…