Indonesian military and police have seized the West Papua National Committee headquarters in the Southern city of Timika. Dozens of officers descended on the building on Monday, tearing down walls and ordering an end to operations. The Jakarta Post reported the local…

Police in Papua will deploy to a village where 15 people were reportedly taken hostage by the West Papua Liberation Army and later released. Local media report the group of school teachers and medical workers were held as hostages in…
Indonesia’s Papua Coverup Reflex Prompts Police Dormitory Raid

Michelle Winowatan Intern, Asia Division Dozens of Indonesian military and police personnel raided a student dormitory in Surabaya on July 6 to stop the screening of a documentary about security force atrocities in Papua. It’s the latest example of the…
Human rights groups protest over 500 arrests of Papuan demonstrators

Jakarta-based based human rights watchdog Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (Elsam) and its local partner in Papua, Elsham Papua, have condemned intimidation and violence by police officers against activist Whens Tebay during mass arrests in West Papua  this week,…