UN Highlights Arrests, Killings in Indonesia’s Papua Region

Recent tensions have been connected to Jakarta’s planned extension of the region’s Special Autonomy Law. The United Nations has once again voiced its consternation about the tense political situation in Indonesia’s Papua region, after months of escalating tensions between the…
UN Human Rights chief notes struggles in Papua

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein yesterday concluded a three day-visit to Indonesia where he had discussions with President Joko Widodo and top officials, human rights institutions as well as religious leaders. In a statement sumarising the findings of his visit, Zeid…
PNG to integrate West Papua refugees

Papua New Guinea has committed to integrating Papuans who fled across the border from Indonesia. The PNG foreign minister, Rimbink Pato, says West Papuan refugees will be issued a PNG passport or certificate of identity. Mr Pato says the process…