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…
Gen. WPRA Mathias Wenda: Mr. President Jokowi…

Chief General Mathias Wenda, the Commander in Chief of West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), one of the affiliated commands of West Papua Army (WPA) has written to Hon. President Joko Widodo, the President of the Colonial Republic of Indonesia (CURI),…
Surge in Papua violence prompts stronger stand from Pacific leaders

Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific Journalist@JamieTahanajamie.tahana@rnz.co.nz As thousands of Papuans took to the streets for a second week of mass demonstrations, Pacific leaders have conceded that, to date, their stance on West Papua has achieved little. The last ten days has seen…
Lora Lini: Feeling peaceful with Kunume Wone

 August 14 at 3:34 PM ·  Taem wan sista bl Melanesia blong Vanuatu 🇻🇺 hemi mitim ol big brata Papua New Guinea and West Papua – hemi wan naes miting…so honored to meet for the very first time the Honourable James Marape, Prime…
A peaceful prosperous future await us if we overcome fear!

Today was a milestone for the campaign for Free West Papua. Accompanying the Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua Mr Benny Wenda we meet with Prime Minister Hon. Manaseh Sogovare of the Solomons and the Opposition leader…
West Papua – the Next East Timor

The Indonesia’s “Look East” Diplomacy entails stepping up on its propaganda against United Liberation Movement For West Papua or ULMWP. This is legitimated by the proposition that to go against ULMWP is for the best interests of the People of…
UK High Commissioner Arrives

By Dan McGarry Vanuatu rolled out a unique welcome yesterday to Karen Bell, the newly-arrived High Commissioner to Vanuatu. The first ever all-woman honour guard to welcome a foreign dignitary paraded for Ms Bell on the State House lawn. As God…
Benny Wenda: West Papua leader receives freedom of Oxford

The exiled leader of an Indonesian separatist group has been awarded the freedom of the city of Oxford. City councillors honoured West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda, who was granted UK asylum in 2002. The Foreign Office said the decision…