‘Free Papua Movement’ Intensifies Amid Escalating Violence

West Papua was annexed by Indonesia decades ago, leading to a prolonged conflict. A tribal chief who lives overseas recently declared himself president of the embattled territory. By Richard C. Paddock BANGKOK — It has been 59 years since separatists…
Push for change in PNG’s West Papua policy announced

The Free West Papua Movement has held a rare press conference in Papua New Guinea to call for international action on the conflict in Indonesian ruled Papua. Representatives of the movement’s armed wing, the West Papua Liberation Army, gave an…