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July 5, 2024

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - July 5, 2024

The 6th July marks 26 years since the Biak Massacre when the Indonesian security forces massacred scores of people in Biak, West Papua.

Human Rights Monitor - July 5, 2024

On 30 June 2024, military members allegedly arrested Mr Atinus Kum (see photo on top), a member of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB), in the Intan Jaya Regency, Papua Teng

CNN Indonesia - July 5, 2024

Makassar – Police have admitted to seizing Free Papua Organisation (OPM) flags from a Papua student dormitory in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

July 4, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - July 4, 2024

On 14 June 2024, Mr Pilemon Gobai, 42, was unlawfully killed, and Mr Melkias Yatipai,47, a tribal leader, sustained a bullet injury on the left heel as security force members raided the

July 2, 2024

Jubi Papua - July 2, 2024

Hengky Yeimo, Nabire – A number of Papuan pro-independence organisations commemorated the 53rd anniversary of the proclamation of West Papuan independence at several locations inside an

Tempo - July 2, 2024

Tempo.Co, Jakarta – Papua is a province known as the land of gold with its natural riches containing beautiful fauna.

IPMSDL Statement - July 2, 2024

The Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation, as one of the movements endorsing the Permanent Peoples Tribunal Session on Environmental Destruction and State Re

June 30, 2024

Amnesty International News Release - June 30, 2024

Responding to the final statement of Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on Papua in London, Amnesty International Indonesia's executive director Usman Hamid said:

June 28, 2024

Suara Papua - June 28, 2024

Jayapura – Papuan journalists held a solidarity action to support the struggle by senior Papuan journalist Victor Mambor who is seeking justice over a terror bomb attack near his home o

Human Rights Monitor - June 28, 2024

The Indonesian government's plan to transform Merauke town, South Papua (Papua Selatan) Province, into a major centre for sugarcane plantations and bioethanol production has sparked sig

Human Rights Monitor - June 28, 2024

Long-standing tensions in Timika have escalated, resulting in the significant destruction of local community plantations.

Suara Papua - June 28, 2024

Elisa Sekenyap, Jayapura – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), which has observer status at Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), says it was not informed of a visit by t

Human Rights Monitor - June 28, 2024

The Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency (BPN) and the government of Sorong Regency, Southwest Papua (Papua Barat Daya) Province, are being urged to re

June 27, 2024

Benar News - June 27, 2024

Stefan Armbruster, Victor Mambor and BenarNews staff – An unheralded visit to Indonesia's Papuan provinces by a leading Pacific diplomat has drawn criticism for undermining a push for a

Human Rights Monitor - June 27, 2024

The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT), established in 1979 on the basis of the Universal Declaration of Peoples' Rights, and in compliance with its Statute, has opened a procedure to in

June 26, 2024

Asia Pacific Report - June 26, 2024

The president of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has welcomed the launch of a new political front, urging support for this new initiative on the "roadmap to libera

June 21, 2024

Pearls and Irritations - June 21, 2024

Duncan Graham – There's nothing profound about the Biblical quote; variations are embedded in many religions and cultures.

Suara Papua - June 21, 2024

Jayapura – The Papua Human Rights Lawyer Association (PAHAM Papua) believes that the Indonesian Military (TNI) police headquarters (Puspom) appears to be covering up and has been silent

June 20, 2024

Antara News - June 20, 2024

Livia K, Tegar Nurfitra, Jakarta – The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) visited Indonesia's Papua and observed that the easternmost region of the country is generally in a stable and co

Tempo - June 20, 2024

Advist Khoirunikmah, Jakarta – The leader of the West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Movement or TPNPB-OPM Egianus Kogoya plans to release the Susi Air pilot Philip Mark Mehr

June 19, 2024

Mongabay - June 19, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Sarjan Lahay, Jakarta – The Indonesian government plans to establish 2 million hectares, or nearly 5 million acres, of sugarcane plantations in the eastern region of

Radio New Zealand - June 19, 2024

All parties, including Papuan rebels who took Phillip Mehrtens hostage, want the New Zealand pilot released but freeing him is "complicated".

Asia Pacific Report - June 19, 2024

The Centre for Climate Crime and Justice at Queen Mary University of London will host a Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on State and Environmental Violence in West Papua later this month.

Benar News - June 19, 2024

Victor Mambor and Pizaro Gozali Idrus, Jayapura and Jakarta – Hundreds of residents in Indonesia's restive Papua region have sought shelter in a church after clashes between security fo

June 18, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 18, 2024

Djibril Muhammad, Timika, Papua – An army deserter who became a mercenary for a rebel group in Papua has been shot to death during a recent security operation, authorities said on Monda

Radio New Zealand - June 18, 2024

Caleb Fotheringham – West Papua pro-independence supporters are calling Indonesia's condemnation of Israel hypocritical considering its occupation in Papua for 61-years.

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - June 18, 2024

AWPA condemns the latest Indonesian security force operation in the Bibida District, Paniai Regency which has resulted in more than 5,000 people from 15 villages in Bibida and Paniai fl

June 15, 2024

Suara Papua - June 15, 2024

Jayapura – On June 14 the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) held a candlelight vigil in memory of the shooting and death of KNPB General Chairperson Musa Mako Tabuni at the site of t

June 14, 2024

Kompas.com - June 14, 2024

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to fully resolve the 2001 gross human rights (HA

June 13, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - June 13, 2024

On 10 June 2024, the Papua Bali Student Community Student Association, in collaboration with IMMAPPA Bali and AMP KK Bali, organised a peaceful demonstration in Denpasar to support the

Suara Papua - June 13, 2024

Agus Pabika, Jayapura – The Papua Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has condemned the repressive actions by police against a peaceful protest by the Bali Papua Community Stud

June 12, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - June 12, 2024

The recent slogan "All Eyes on Papua" emerged in response to the viral "All Eyes on Rafah" campaign on Instagram.

June 11, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 11, 2024

Meirto Tangkepayung, Paniai, Papua – A group of Papua rebels fatally shot and burned a pickup truck driver in Paniai Regency on Tuesday, police said.

June 10, 2024

Antara News - June 10, 2024

Jakarta – Alleged human rights violations in Papua that were among the commission's nine priority issues throughout 2023 continued to be a priority in 2024, National Commission on Human

Suara Papua - June 10, 2024

Elisa Sekenyap, Jayapura – Over the last two weeks, social media has been flooded with the humanitarian call embodied in the phrase "All Eyes On Rafah".

Jubi - June 10, 2024

Larius Kogoya, Jayapura – Hundreds of protesters from the Central West Papua National Committee (KNPB) together with KNPB Sentani and KNPB Port Numbay held a solidarity action supportin

June 9, 2024

Suara Papua - June 9, 2024

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – Indonesian social media has been enlivened by the call "All Eyes on Papua" which has gone viral over the last few days and attracted an extraordinary amount of a

June 8, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 8, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Army Chief of Staff General Maruli Simanjuntak said that the Indonesian Military's (TNI) decision to revert to the original term "OPM" (Free Papua Movement) from "arme

June 7, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - June 7, 2024

The local Government of Sorong Selatan Regency has officially recognized the indigenous peoples and customary territories of four sub-tribes in Konda District through a Regent Decree.

Mongabay - June 7, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A campaign calling for the protection of Indigenous peoples' customary forests in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua has gone viral, with the campaign

Tempo - June 7, 2024

Ni Kadek Trisna Cintya Dewi, Jakarta – The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has been detected in pigs in Indonesia.

Suara Papua - June 7, 2024

Jayapura – Solidarity and support against the expropriation and destruction of customary forests in the land of Papua is broadening, with several groups, including soccer players joinin

Antara News - June 7, 2024

Jakarta – People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo urged the Defense Forces (TNI) and the National Police (Polri) to catch members of the Armed Criminal Group (KKB)

Human Rights Monitor - June 7, 2024

Indigenous communities in Kapiraya district, Deiyai Regency, Papua Tengah (Central Papua) Province, are actively protesting the operations of PT Zoomlion, a Chinese company, which enter

June 6, 2024

Tempo - June 6, 2024

Intan Setiawanty, Jakarta – The 'All Eyes on Papua' campaign has been trending on social media amid rampant land confiscation from indigenous peoples in Papua.

June 5, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 5, 2024

Sevianto Pakiding, Timika – Authorities have arrested an army deserter and a civilian for allegedly selling firearms to rebel groups in Papua, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Agence France-Presse - June 5, 2024

A campaign seeking to drive support for Indigenous tribes fighting palm oil plantations in eastern Indonesia is spreading widely online after taking inspiration from an AI-generated ima

Jakarta Globe - June 5, 2024

Antara, Bekasi – Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency (ATR/BPN), Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, has assured that the government will not harm lo

Benar News - June 5, 2024

Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Indonesia – Indonesia is going ahead with a project to convert millions of acres in Papua into a gigantic sugarcane plantation so the restive region can become

Tempo - June 5, 2024

Novali Panji Nugroho, Jakarta – Executive Director of the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development or INFID, Iwan Misthohizzaman, stated that clearing customary forests in Papu