Papuan students under siege seek self-determination

West Papuan university students who have been attacked by non-Papuan civilian groups during unrest in the region say they simply seek self-determination. A surge of anti-racism protests and pro-independence demonstrations by West Papuans has rocked Indonesia for the past two…
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…
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…
Papuan outrage after Surabaya harassment

Large public demonstrations are underway in cities in West Papua after the reported harassment of Papuans in Indonesia over recent days. Papua’s provincial governor has also spoken out after dozens of Papuan university students were set upon by a mob…

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…