West Papua: Man held for stealing soldier’s handgun

Sorong, W Papua (ANTARA) – The Sorong city police in West Papua arrested a 21-year-old man for stealing an army personnel’s handbag, which contained a handgun along with several bullets and a cellular phone. Police managed to trace the suspect,…
The US can no longer turn a blind eye to abuses in Papua

The Biden administration has to reconsider its support for the Indonesian military until it addresses abuse of civilians. On October 28, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Indonesia as part of a five-country tour of Asia focused on strengthening…
The US can no longer turn a blind eye to abuses in Papua

The Biden administration has to reconsider its support for the Indonesian military until it addresses abuse of civilians. Joanne Lin is Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs at Amnesty International USA. Usman Hamid Usman Hamid is the Executive Director of…
The US can no longer turn a blind eye to abuses in Papua

The Biden administration has to reconsider its support for the Indonesian military until it addresses abuse of civilians. On October 28, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Indonesia as part of a five-country tour of Asia focused on strengthening…
Boven Digoel local allegedly tortured to death by TNI personnel

An 18-year-old resident of Asiki district in Bovel Digoel regency, Papua, reportedly died after being tortured by Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel stationed in the region. Identified as Oktovianus Warip Betere, the young man was accused of stealing from a kiosk at a…
Tempo Indonesia: Cover-up in Papua

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military is strongly suspected of being behind the death of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani. This only moves Papua further away from Indonesia. THE report by the independent humanitarian team investigating the death of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani is a slap…
TNI says Papua Liberation Army’s Mugi headquarters seized

Source: RNZ Indonesia’s military, or TNI, says its soldiers have taken control of an regional headquarters of the West Papua Liberation Army in Papua’s Highlands. Armed conflict between the Liberation Army and the TNI since late last year has left…