Papua Police name 13 suspects for deadly Wamena unrest

Papua Police name 13 suspects for deadly Wamena unrest – National – The Jakarta Post The Papua Police have named 13 people suspects for allegedly having been behind the recent deadly unrest in Wamena, Jayawijaya regency, which caused tens of…
Australia urges restraint in West Papua amid ongoing violence

PACIFIC, RNZ Australia’s government has urged restraint by all relevant parties in West Papua amid ongoing unrest in the Indonesian ruled region. The death toll from violence in the Papuan cities of Jayapura and Wamena on Monday has risen to 26. Violence…
Three people, including 3-year-old, killed in West Papua clash

Three civilians, including a 3-year old boy, have died in a shootout with rebels in West Papua, Indonesia’s military says. The military insisted the people were shot by rebel fighters, while but a Papuan pro-independence military group said Indonesian soldiers…
Indonesia arrests another Papuan activist

Police in Indonesia say they have arrested the Papuan activist Steven Itlay and uncovered a plot to stage more riots.Massive protests flared across the Indonesian occupied Papua and West Papua provinces last month, in reaction to racist treatment of Papuan students. Demonstrators…
Calls to end violence in West Papua

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, has called for urgent action to end increasing violence in West Papua (Tanah Papua) along with a human rights investigation in a statement released on 2 September. Her message has been welcomed by a member-led…
More Indonesian troops sent to attend to Papua uprising

Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people in the capital of Papua province, following protests and unrest last week. A West Papuan student was killed and others injured in Jayapura early yesterday as Indonesian security forces built up their numbers…