Indonesia says 1 soldier killed in ongoing Papua clash

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s military said Monday that a soldier was killed in an ongoing clash between security forces and a rebel group near the world’s largest gold mine in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region. The clashes, which began Feb.…

The mining company Freeport-McMoRan has signed an agreement to proceed with divestment of its lucrative mine operations in Indonesia’s Papua province. Under the agreement, state-owned company Inalum would pay US$3.85 billion to increase Indonesia’s stake in Freeport’s mine to 51…
NZ’s Peters asked to help end Papua standoff

New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters is being asked to appeal to Jakarta to peacefully negotiate an end a stand off in Papua. The call from West Papua Action in Auckland came amid reports of up to 1300 people being…

The spokesperson for the global Free West Papua Campaign claims up to 1000 police and military deployed to the Timika region in West Papua have tortured people in the area. In a statement, Benny Wenda says up to 116 people…