Spikes of Violence: Protest in West Papua

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019, Source: https://www.counterpunch.org/ by BINOY KAMPMARK Like Timor-Leste, West Papua, commonly subsuming both Papua and West Papua, remains a separate ethnic entity, acknowledged as such by previous colonial powers. Its Dutch colonial masters, in preparing to leave the region…
PNG urges UN visit to West Papua

Papua New Guinea has reiterated a call for UN representatives to visit West Papua amid widespread protests. Indonesia has banned violent protests and separatist speeches in the two Papuan provinces, where at least 10 people have been killed and dozens arrested.…

At least one Indonesian soldier and six civilians have been reportedly killed in the restive region. Up to six protesters and one soldier have been killed in clashes across the restive West Papua and Papua provinces, although protesters and police dispute how…