West Papua declares ‘government in waiting’ from Indonesia and install UK-based leader

The exiled leader, Benny Wenda has been nominated as interim president of West Papua Namita Singh, The Independent.co.uk In a significant escalation of the decades-long battle over independence, West Papuan separatist leaders have declared a provisional governmentin exile, for the contested Indonesian province. The United Liberation Movement…
West Papua Liberation Movement adopts provisional constitution

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says it is adopting a provisional constitution for a democratic state. The organisation is pursuing a referendum in West Papua on independence from Indonesia. The Movement’s Legislative Council had been holding its third…
PNG urges UN visit to West Papua

Papua New Guinea has reiterated a call for UN representatives to visit West Papua amid widespread protests. Indonesia has banned violent protests and separatist speeches in the two Papuan provinces, where at least 10 people have been killed and dozens arrested.…
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…
West Papua Liberation Army destroys digger in renewed violence

Indonesia’s military says the West Papua Liberation Army set fire to a digger owned by a state-owned construction company on Tuesday. The attack on Istaka Karya’s operations in Nduga regency follows the killing of at least 16 of its employees…