Military operations in Papua problematic

West Papuan elected leaders who criticise Indonesian military operations in Papua province risk prosecution, according to Indonesian security officials. However humanitarian concern is growing for villagers displaced by conflict between the military and the West Papua Liberation Army in the…
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 complete Trans-Papua Highway

Officials working on a troubled road project in Papua say Indonesia’s military will complete the job this year. In December, at least 16 Indonesians working on the Trans-Papua Highway in Nduga province were massacred by fighters from the West Papua…
Human Rights Watch calls for end to killings in Papua

Human Rights Watch is calling on Papuan militants to stop unlawful killings, after a massacre of Indonesians took place in the Highlands region. The West Papua Liberation Army has claimed resposibility for the murders of at least 16 construction workers…
31 people have been killed in West Papua. Why?

The construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in Indonesia’s Papua province, marking the region’s deadliest bout of violence in years. What happened? Every December 1, West Papuan separatists pay homage to what they call their ‘independence day’. Many…
Benny Wenda says West Papua Liberation Army not criminals

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says a separatist group which killed dozens of people earlier this week is not criminal. The bodies of 16 people have been recovered from the Papua highlands, where a massacre of at least 24 Indonesian…
West Papua Liberation Army challenges Indonesian military

The West Papua Liberation Army says it will meet Indonesian military and police on the battlefield. The separatist group on Tuesday claimed responsiblity for the killings of at least 24 Indonesian construction workers in Papua. In a statement on Wednesday,…

JAYAPURA – Komite Nasional Papua Barat (KNPB) Pusat minta Tentara Nasional Indoensa (TNI) dan Polisi Republik Indonesia (Polri) untuk tidak menakut-nakuti masyarakat sipil di Tanah Papua melalui operasi-operasi militer, penyisiran, penggeledahan, penganiayaan dan pembangunan pos-pos militer. Hal ini ditegaskan ketua…