Villagers Flee to Escape Shootings in Indonesia’s Papua

By The Associated Press, March 7, 2020 JAKARTA, Indonesia — A weeklong shootout between security forces and a rebel group near the world’s largest gold mine in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region has caused nearly 2,000 villagers to flee, officials said…
Indonesia: Investigate Deaths of Papuan Protesters

REPORT from Human Rights WatchPublished on 07 Sep 2019 —View Original Allow Access to UN, Foreign Journalists, Rights Monitors (Sydney) – Indonesian authorities should impartially investigate the deaths of at least 10 Papuans during recent unrest in the easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua,…
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.…
Treason charges against West Papuans must be dropped – Amnesty

Amnesty International is calling on Indonesia to drop treason charges against six West Papuan activists. Their arrests came during a wave of anti-racism protests and pro-independence demonstrations by Papuans which have rocked Indonesia for the past two weeks. The activists…
Renewed calls for UN to visit Papua following protests

News DeskThe Jakarta Post The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has called once again for the United Nations to visit Papua and West Papua following the racial abuse that sparked widespread protests in the country’s easternmost regions.  Previously, Pacific countries of…
Indonesia rejects claims about ACP meeting

Jayapura, Jubi – Indonesia has disputed reports that this month’s African, Caribbean and Pacific meeting featured discussion about West Papua. The ACP Council of Ministers in Brussels reportedly heard a joint statement on Papua from seven Pacific countries – Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga,…