West Papuan forces unite in historic moment on path to independence

WEST PAPUAN military factions have united under the political leadership of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), in a historic declaration announced today. The Vanimo Border Declaration, which sees three groups come together as the West Papuan Army,…
West Papua rebels unite to form new army

Armed rebel groups in Indonesia’s West Papua have reportedly united to form a new army under a single command. A release from the office of the chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda, says it’s the…

Rebel fighters in West Papua‘s Central Highlands shot and wounded two Indonesian soldiers on Wednesday. West Papua Liberation Army unit, led by Egianus Kogoya. Derakma, Nduga regency. Photo: Supplied It’s the latest violence in troubled Nduga regency, where a war has killed…
West Papua Liberation Army destroys digger in renewed violence

Indonesia’s military says the West Papua Liberation Army set fire to a digger owned by a state-owned construction company on Tuesday. The attack on Istaka Karya’s operations in Nduga regency follows the killing of at least 16 of its employees…
Indonesian military to take over construction in Papua

Indonesia’s military will take over construction of a massive infrastructure project in Papua after a massacre of workers earlier this month. At least 16 employees from state-owned company Istaka Karya were killed by fighters from the West Papua Liberation Army,…
West Papua Liberation Army refuses to surrender

The West Papua Liberation Army is refusing to bow to Indonesia’s ultimatum and surrender. After the Army claimed responsibility for a massacre in Papua province earlier this month, Indonesian security forces deployed extra troops to pursue the pro-independence fighters. The…
Indonesia not resolving grievances in Papua – UN

Recent violence in Papua is the result of grievances in the region that Indonesia is failing to address, the UN human rights office says. The bodies of 16 people were retrieved from the Highlands region last week, after a group…
Human Rights Watch calls for end to killings in Papua

Human Rights Watch is calling on Papuan militants to stop unlawful killings, after a massacre of Indonesians took place in the Highlands region. The West Papua Liberation Army has claimed resposibility for the murders of at least 16 construction workers…
TNI gives Papua Liberation Army ultimatum to surrender

The Liberation Army claimed responsibility for killing up to 31 Indonesians, mainly road construction workers, this month in the Highlands of Papua province. TNI and police have retrieved 16 bodies from Nduga regency, having deployed a major joint operation there…