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…
Deadly clashes break out between Indonesian and Papuan forces

Indonesia’s military says three of its soldiers were killed by West Papua Liberation Army fighters on Thursday, with up to 10 rebels dying in the gunfire exchange. It’s the latest bout of violence to strike the troubled Highlands regency of…
Satu anggota Brimob tewas dalam kontak tembak di Mugi, Nduga

Jayapura, Jubi – Kontak tembak antara Kelompok Tentara Pembebasan Nasional Papua Barat (TPNPB) dengan anggota Brimob yang tergabung dalam Satgas Nemangkawi di Mugi, Kabupaten Nduga , Rabu (20/3/2019), menewaskan satu anggota dan dua lainnya luka berat . Insiden yang terjadi sekitar…
Indonesia urged to invest in understanding Papuans

A Papuan academic says Indonesia’s approach to development in his homeland shows a lack of understanding about Melanesian culture. Australia-based anthropologist Yamin Kogoya said there is too much emphasise on ramming the Indonesian state ideology down Papuans’ throats. Indonesia’s president…
Papuans face violence, detentions, threats – US State Dept report

A new US government report has found West Papuans continue to face violence, politically-motivated detentions and threats in Indonesia. The findings were part of a State Department review of Indonesia’s human rights conduct last year. The report, released on Wednesday,…
The crackdown in West Papua continues before the pools

By Nithin Coca WITH increasingly regular protests and a violent crackdown by police and the military, the contested Indonesian region of West Papua is currently seeing the highest levels of agitation it has experienced in years. Against a backdrop of…
Military operations in Papua problematic

West Papuan elected leaders who criticise Indonesian military operations in Papua province risk prosecution, according to Indonesian security officials. However humanitarian concern is growing for villagers displaced by conflict between the military and the West Papua Liberation Army in the…
UK petition calls for West Papua chemical weapons investigation

West Papuan independence campaigners are supporting a British parliamentary petition calling for investigations into Indonesia’s alleged chemical weapon use in Papua. Labour MP Alex Sobel last month filed a motion demanding the British government and the Organisation for the Prohibition…
Indonesia deploys 600 soldiers to Papua for road project

Indonesia has deployed 600 military personnel to Papua, to safeguard the construction of a controversial road project. The security build-up around the project, which was promised in January, threatens to deepen escalating violence in the Highlands regions. The Antara state…