West Papuan priests call for dialogue to end violent conflict

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist, johnny.blades@rnz.co.nz Catholic priests in West Papua have appealed for reconciliation and dialogue to address ongoing armed violence in their region. A statement has been issued by 147 priests from across the Indonesian-administered provinces of West Papua and…
All violent conflicts can be resolved peacefully: Jusuf Kalla

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s former vice president, Jusuf Kalla, said, in principle, all violent conflicts can be resolved through peaceful settlement, but each conflict-torn area may demand a different approach. “In principle, all violent conflicts can be resolved through peaceful…
Sweden and Indonesia deepen military ties amidst West Papua conflict

Sweden and Indonesia deepen military ties amidst West Papua conflict. Indonesian defense minister Prabowo Subianto—accused of human rights violations in the 1990s democratic uprising and occupied East Timor—wishes to further deepen the ties to its Scandinavian partner. Sweden, on the…
Indonesia not resolving grievances in Papua – UN

The bodies of 16 people were retrieved from the Highlands region last week, after a group of Indonesian construction workers were massacred. The West Papua Liberation Army, which has claimed responsibility for the killings, has claimed the workers were Indonesian…