Calls to end violence in West Papua

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, has called for urgent action to end increasing violence in West Papua (Tanah Papua) along with a human rights investigation in a statement released on 2 September. Her message has been welcomed by a member-led…
More Indonesian troops sent to attend to Papua uprising

Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people in the capital of Papua province, following protests and unrest last week. A West Papuan student was killed and others injured in Jayapura early yesterday as Indonesian security forces built up their numbers…
West Papua rebel shot dead as protests continue

A police spokesperson said the death came during a gunfire exchange in Wamena on Friday, which also injured an officer and a civilian. Meanwhile, two people were arrested for looting in Manokwari, the provincial capital where the parliament building was…
Indonesia deploys extra security forces as protests spread

Indonesian security forces have deployed extra personnel to man the streets of Papuan cities and towns in a bid to control ongoing protests. arge protests have spread through the Indonesia-ruled Papuan provinces this week in response to racist harassment of Papuans in…
More than 150 West Papuans arrested in demonstrations – lawyer

An Indonesian lawyer says more than 150 West Papuan independence activists were arrested on Thursday. Veronica Koman says 65 remain detained in Jayapura after rallying for the support of their cause being raised at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum summit.…
Indonesian police arrest dozens of West Papuans – lawyer

An Indonesian lawyer says police have arrested dozens of West Papuan independence activists in Jayapura. Demonstrators took to the streets in several Papuan cities on Thursday in support of their cause being raised at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders…

By Gina Goh 03/27/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In predominantly Muslim Indonesia, its largest and easternmost province, Papua, a place where over 80% of the population identifies as Christian, stands in stark contrast to the rest of the country which holds…
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…