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…

Two more West Papua Liberation Army members have been killed in hostilities with Indonesia’s military in the Highlands of Papua province. The latest fighting on Saturday was in Lanny Jaya regency, where troops from Indonesia’s military, or TNI, exchanged gunfire…
Hostilities continue in Nduga, Papua

Indonesian security forces in Papua province have engaged in more gunfire exchanges with an armed wing of the Free West Papua Movement. Hostilities in Nduga regency were sparked two weeks ago during regional elections when three people were killed in…