Wenda elected as new head of West Papuan liberation movement

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua has elected the exiled independence leader Benny Wenda as its new leader. Mr Wenda effectively replaces Octo Mote who was the general-secretary of the Movement, which is West Papuans’ premier organisation for advancing…
Demonstrations held in Pacific to mark Papuan flag day

Demonstrations have been held around the Pacific to mark the anniversary of West Papua’s declaration of independence when the Morning Star flag was first raised. It’s 56 years since the Papua nationalist flag was first officially flown in the former…
West Papuan Leaders feel safe

By Len Garae , Nov 27, 2017 Vanuatu Daily Post A number of West Papua Leaders attending their first United Liberation Movement Summit in Port Vila this week feel safe here but claim if they are caught in West Papua on their…

RadioNZ – Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights is to visit Indonesia’s Papua region this month to investigate the deaths of two Papuans allegedly shot by soldiers last week. The Jakarta Post reports the commissioner Natalius Pigai has deplored the…