Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The National Committee for West Papua (KNPB) spokesman Vic Yeimo denied that 13 suspects in the deadly riot in Wamena are members of his organization.
October 8, 2019
Jakarta – The Papua Police have named 13 people suspects for allegedly having been behind the recent deadly unrest in Wamena, Jayawijaya regency, which caused tens of thousands of resi
Human Rights Watch is calling on Indonesia to investigate riots in West Papua, which killed dozens last month.
Jakarta (Antara) – There are still around 5,000 people displaced by the riots in Wamena, Papua.
Indonesian authorities should independently investigate recent riots in West Papua that led to 33 deaths, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said as indigenous Papuans urged the government to al
James Massola, Jakarta – Indonesia has taken the "unusual" step of blocking foreign diplomats from visiting strife-torn Papua, citing security concerns following weeks of violence and
October 7, 2019
Diana Mariska, Robert Isidorus, Telly Nathalia and Farouk Arnaz, Jakarta – Papua Police said on Monday that the situation in Wamena had returned to normal and that residents were start
Jakarta – Human rights activists who are part of the Papuan Civil Coalition condemned the Papua Police for transferring treason suspects from Papua to East Kalimantan without their kno
Nic Maclellan – When Vanuatu's prime minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, stood before the UN General Assembly last week, he would have known how Indonesia was likely to react to his w
Johnny Blades – Jihadis are being encouraged to go and fight in West Papua by Indonesian Muslim hardliners.
October 6, 2019
Alan Weedon – West Papua – an Indonesian region with closer cultural and ethnic ties to Melanesia – has been rocked by protests for more than a month, resulting in the deaths of dozens
October 5, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) spokesperson Surya Anta, who has being detained at the Mobile Brigade Command Headquarters (Mako Brimob) in Depok since Sept
October 4, 2019
The treason trial of several West Papuan pro-independence activists is to be moved to Indonesia's East Kalimantan province.
Antara and Halida Bunga Fisandra, Jakarta – There are at least a total of 9,078 people taking refuge from Wamena.
October 3, 2019
Johnny Blades – The West Papuan pro-independence movement is insisting that genuine talks with Indonesia's government must address self-determination.
Jakarta (Antara) – A number of residents, who are being evacuated from Jayawijaya, Papua due to Wamena riot, are starting to suffer from diarrhea and skin disease at the refugee camps.
Virginia Langeberg, Maani Truu – A pro-Papuan lawyer who has been threatened with an Interpol Red Notice says she receives daily rape and death threats as the uprising in the Indonesia
October 1, 2019
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has told media he is prepared to meet West Papuan pro-independence groups to discuss problems in Papua.
Tom Allard, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has opened the door to holding talks with separatists in the restive easternmost region of Papua, a departure from the stance of
September 30, 2019
Jakarta – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe has apologized for deadly riots that rocked Wamena, the seat of Jayawijaya regency in Papua, which paralyzed parts of the city and left more than
Vanuatu's prime minister has again pressed the United Nations General Assembly over human rights abuses in West Papua.
Benny Mawel and Ivany Atina Arbi, Jayapura – As thousands of non-native residents are trying to flee from Wamena in Papua's Jayawijaya regency following deadly rioting, some heartwarmi
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says that he doesn't have any problems will a proposal that he meet with pro-referendum Papuan figures, including those in the United Liberatio
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Bogor, West Java – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has blamed a local armed group for the deadly riots in Wamena, Papua, last week, which killed at least 33 peop
September 28, 2019
Wamena, Indonesia – Thousands of scared residents in Indonesia's Papua scrambled to board military planes Friday, fleeing urban unrest after one of the region's deadliest eruptions of