West Papua issue internal: Eoe

September 5, 2019, The NationalNational  FOREIGN Affairs and International Trade Minister Soroi Eoe says the current uprising in West Papua is an “internal Indonesia issue”. Eoe told Parliament yesterday that it “did not matter how everyone felt” the issue was…
Tensions high in Papua with militia groups in the mix

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalistjohnny.blades@rnz.co.nz Indonesian civilian militia groups are stoking tensions in West Papuan towns and cities after widespread protests across the region in the past two weeks. The protests were sparked by racist harassment of West Papuan students in…
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 10 days have seen…
Thousands riot in Papua, parliament building torched

Agence-France Presse19 August 2019< Source YAHOO.com Riots broke out and a local parliament building was torched in Indonesia’s restive Papua region on Monday, as thousands protested against the weekend detention of dozens of Papuan students. Demonstrators took to the streets…