Papua Liberation Army sold arms by Indonesian military

A guerilla force waging war for independence in West Papua has revealed it’s been buying weapons from Indonesia’s military. The West Papua Liberation Army has been embroiled in intensified conflict with Indonesian security forces in the highlands interior of Papua…
West Papuans to Seek Mass Political Asylum in Papua New Guinea.

By Lewis Prai Wellip The Deputy Regent of Nduga regency in West Papua, Mr Wentinus Nemiagge has warned the Indonesian Government and President Jokowi. If they don’t withdraw all the troops (Organic and Non-organic) in the Ndugama region of West…

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…