Indonesia bans foreign diplomats’ access to Papua amid separatist unrest

Indonesia has effectively banned foreign diplomats and the United Nations from visiting Papua, as separatist unrest continues to challenge Jakarta’s authority. The government says security concerns prevent it from allowing access to foreign embassies or its citizens wanting to visit…
Jihad is coming to the Pacific

It’s not just West Papua‘s 2 million Christians who are vulnerable but all in our region. If these jihadist have Indonesian government and military approval then this should be a red line for Australia and the region. It’s an abrogation…
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…