Indonesia working with UN rights chief on Papua visit

Indonesia’s government says it’s working with the office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner to arrange access to West Papua. The Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, last week indicated her office had been unable to secure permission from Jakarta to visit Papua…
Thousands of Papuans occupy governor’s office after rioting

Mackenzie SmithMackSmithNZmackenzie.smith@rnz.co.nz Thousands of Papuans in Indonesia are occupying the governor’s office, a protest organiser says, after several government buildings were torched in the provincial capital Jayapura on Thursday. Security forces struggling to maintain stability during widespread protests across Papua…
More protests in Papuan regencies

West Papuans continue to mobilise to protest against racism, with rallies being held today in several regencies of Papua. Large protests kicked off in the Indonesia-ruled region last week in response to harassment of Papuan students in Javanese cities. Despite…
Indonesia deploys extra security forces as protests spread

Indonesian security forces have deployed extra personnel to man the streets of Papuan cities and towns in a bid to control ongoing protests. arge protests have spread through the Indonesia-ruled Papuan provinces this week in response to racist harassment of Papuans in…
Papuan outrage after Surabaya harassment

Large public demonstrations are underway in cities in West Papua after the reported harassment of Papuans in Indonesia over recent days. Papua’s provincial governor has also spoken out after dozens of Papuan university students were set upon by a mob…

By Gina Goh 03/27/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In predominantly Muslim Indonesia, its largest and easternmost province, Papua, a place where over 80% of the population identifies as Christian, stands in stark contrast to the rest of the country which holds…
Indonesian military dismisses negotiation with Papuan guerillas

Indonesia’s military says negotiation with the West Papua Liberation Army can only take place if both sides have the same goal. Humanitarian concern is growing for villagers displaced by armed conflict in the Highlands between the Liberation Army and Indonesia’s…