Sweden and Indonesia deepen military ties amidst West Papua conflict

Sweden and Indonesia deepen military ties amidst West Papua conflict. Indonesian defense minister Prabowo Subianto—accused of human rights violations in the 1990s democratic uprising and occupied East Timor—wishes to further deepen the ties to its Scandinavian partner. Sweden, on the…
TNI says Papua Liberation Army’s Mugi headquarters seized

Source: RNZ Indonesia’s military, or TNI, says its soldiers have taken control of an regional headquarters of the West Papua Liberation Army in Papua’s Highlands. Armed conflict between the Liberation Army and the TNI since late last year has left…
WP leaders declare vow to ‘war’ against Indo

ABC: Leaders of the Free West Papua movement have met in the PNG capital Port Moresby to stress their commitment to war against Indonesia. The group’s chairman Jeffrey Bomanak delivered a statement at a West Papua Freedom Conference, saying the fight…
Push for change in PNG’s West Papua policy announced

The Free West Papua Movement has held a rare press conference in Papua New Guinea to call for international action on the conflict in Indonesian ruled Papua. Representatives of the movement’s armed wing, the West Papua Liberation Army, gave an…
OPM calls for UN action in Papua

The Free West Papua Movement, or OPM, has called for United Nations intervention over conflict in Papua’s Nduga regency. The Highlands regency is the current focal point of armed conflict between Indonesian security forces and the West Papua Liberation Army.…
Lessons from OPM Experience in Senegal

Jayapura, 25/5(Jubi)–– Free West Papua activist Filep Jacob Semuel Karma, commonly called Jopie Karma already warned that the experience of OPM (Organisasi Papua Merdeka – Free Papua Movement) in Senegal should not be repeated now. This warning is important in…
KTT MSG, ULMWP Klaim Dapat Mandat OPM Wakili Papua

PORT VILA, SATUHARAPAN.COM – United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), organisasi yang menaungi elemen-elemen pro penentuan nasib sendiri Papua, mengklaim pihaknya mengantongi mandat dari Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM) untuk mewakili rakyat Papua di forum Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Pernyataan…
Indonesia’s restive regions still troubled

 Fabio Scarpello – 09 Mar, 2017, New Mandala Almost 20 years since Reformasi, Aceh and Papua still face major stumbling blocks to development and peace, writes Fabio Scarpello. Almost 20 years since the student-led reformasi movement contributed to the fall of…
The long walk to freedom

In 1983, Andy Ayamiseba and the rest of the Black Brothers band descended from their flight to Port Vila’s Bauer Field airport, to be greeted by the entire cabinet of the newly fledged government of Vanuatu. They were, by Melanesian…