Indonesia deploys 600 soldiers to Papua for road project

Indonesia has deployed 600 military personnel to Papua, to safeguard the construction of a controversial road project. The security build-up around the project, which was promised in January, threatens to deepen escalating violence in the Highlands regions. The Antara state…

ABC News – By Catherine Graue on Pacific Beat Calls for the West Papua region to be granted independence continued this week as activists took to the streets in various Australian cities, calling for the Federal government to support an…
Indonesian military to take over construction in Papua

Indonesia’s military will take over construction of a massive infrastructure project in Papua after a massacre of workers earlier this month. At least 16 employees from state-owned company Istaka Karya were killed by fighters from the West Papua Liberation Army,…

Reports from Indonesia’s Papua province say seven West Papuans have been killed in a military operation in remote Puncak Jaya regency. The remote Highlands area has been the focus of efforts by the Indonesian military, or TNI, to hunt down…

Jayapura — Kepala Kantor Komnas HAM perwakilan Papua, Frits Ramandey menyatakan, 2 Oktober 2018, ia menemui dua aktivis Komite Nasional Papua Barat (KNPB) wilayah Mimika yang ditembak aparat keamanan saat melakukan penggerebekan di Sekretariat KNPB setempat, 15 September 2018. Ia mengatakan,…

By Budiarti Utami Putri in Jakarta Human rights organisation Amnesty International Indonesia has demanded President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo fulfil his promises to resolve the alleged human rights violations in Papua. Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid said Jokowi had…

Jayapura – Laurenzius Kadepa, Anggota Komisi I DPRP Papua tegas mendesak agar aparat TNI/Polri dan kelompok sipil bersenjata untuk menghentikan penyerangan yang mengorbankan warga sipil di Lanny Jaya, Provinsi Papua. Peryataan itu disampaikan Laurenzius Kadepa pada, Selasa (18/9/2018) kepada suarapapua.com…