Death toll from West Papua clashes rises to 26

The death toll from clashes between protesters and Indonesian forces in West Papua has risen to 26. Violence erupted in the provincial capital Jayapura and the main Highlands town Wamena on Sunday, an escalation of protests that have gripped the…

The Indonesian territory has struggled for independence for more than 50 years. By Bilveer Singh Papua has been in constant turmoil for more than 50 years, especially following the territory’s incorporation into Indonesia in 1969. This include incidences of violence where…
Kepulauan Pasifik kepung Australia, West Papua tetap jadi agenda PIF 2020

Jayapura, Jubi – Komunike Forum Kepulauan Pasifik (PIF) yang dirilis Kamis (15/8/2019) malam menegaskan kembali pernyataan negara-negara Kepulauan Pasifik yang mendesak Pemerintah Indonesia dan Komisaris Tinggi HAM PBB untuk memastikan waktu kunjungan ke Papua. Laporan dari kunjungan ini diharapkan selesai sebelum…
Indonesia is cementing control over West Papua

The Solomon Star News, By NITHIN COCA, Freelance Journalist  EARLIER this month, the Indonesian military raided and destroyed the offices of the West Papuan National Committee, a separatist group in the country’s easternmost region, which has long agitated for independence. …
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…

RadioNZ – Pacific churches have condemned the killing of two West Papuans in a shooting involving Indonesian soldiers last week. They have called on regional leaders to speak out against summary killings, torture and human rights abuse in the Indonesian…

RadioNZ – Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights is to visit Indonesia’s Papua region this month to investigate the deaths of two Papuans allegedly shot by soldiers last week. The Jakarta Post reports the commissioner Natalius Pigai has deplored the…