UN urges torture inquiry after Indonesia police put snake on West Papua boy

Expert panel says incident shows the ‘deeply entrenched discrimination and racism’ faced by Papuans Indonesian police who used a large snake to terrorise a handcuffed boy is reflective of “a widespread pattern of violence” against indigenous West Papuans, a United Nations panel…
UN demands probe into Indonesian treatment of Papuans

JAKARATA, 22 FEBRUARY 2019 (THE AUSTRALIAN) – United Nations human rights experts have demanded an independent probe into “alleged killings, unlawful arrests, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of indigenous Papuans” by Indonesian police and military in West Papua and…
Video of Papuan suspect being tortured with snake goes viral

A video showing two police officers torturing a Papuan man with snake during detention has gone viral after being published on the online platform YouTube. The video received more than 83.000 views after Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman shared the video…
Indonesian police apologise for using snake to interrogate Papuan

Indonesian police have admitted using a snake during an interrogation of a West Papuan. The Associated Press reported that the admission came after a video of the interrogation went viral online. The video shows a Papuan man in custody, screaming in terror…
Indonesia is cementing control over West Papua

By NITHIN COCA, Freelance Journalist , SolomonStarNews EARLIER this month, the Indonesian military raided and destroyed the offices of the West Papuan National Committee, a separatist group in the country’s easternmost region, which has long agitated for independence.  The raid came…

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…