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West Papua

October 8, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Riots & Attacks on Authority
Tempo - October 8, 2019

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.

News ›› West Papua ›› Riots & Attacks on Authority
Jakarta Post - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Shootings & Violence Against Civilians
Radio New Zealand - October 8, 2019

Human Rights Watch is calling on Indonesia to investigate riots in West Papua, which killed dozens last month.

News ›› West Papua ›› Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Tempo - October 8, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – There are still around 5,000 people displaced by the riots in Wamena, Papua.

News ›› West Papua ›› Human Rights & Justice
Al Jazeera - October 8, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Sydney Morning Herald - October 8, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Riots & Attacks on Authority
Jakarta Globe - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Treason & Subversion
Jakarta Post - October 7, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Independence & Self-Determination
Inside Story - October 7, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Radio New Zealand - October 7, 2019

Johnny Blades – Jihadis are being encouraged to go and fight in West Papua by Indonesian Muslim hardliners.

October 6, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
ABC News - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Political Prisoners & Wrongful Imprisonment
CNN Indonesia - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Treason & Subversion
Radio New Zealand - October 4, 2019

The treason trial of several West Papuan pro-independence activists is to be moved to Indonesia's East Kalimantan province.

News ›› West Papua ›› Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Tempo - October 4, 2019

Antara and Halida Bunga Fisandra, Jakarta – There are at least a total of 9,078 people taking refuge from Wamena.

October 3, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Peace Talks & Dialogue with Jakarta
Radio New Zealand - October 3, 2019

Johnny Blades – The West Papuan pro-independence movement is insisting that genuine talks with Indonesia's government must address self-determination.

News ›› West Papua ›› Health & Education
Tempo - October 3, 2019

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.

News ›› West Papua ›› Criminalisation & Attacks on Activism
SBS News - October 3, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Peace Talks & Dialogue with Jakarta
Radio New Zealand - 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.

News ›› West Papua ›› Peace Talks & Dialogue with Jakarta
Reuters - October 1, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Riots & Attacks on Authority
Jakarta Post - 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

News ›› West Papua ›› Melanesian & Pacific Solidarity
Radio New Zealand - September 30, 2019

Vanuatu's prime minister has again pressed the United Nations General Assembly over human rights abuses in West Papua.

News ›› West Papua ›› Riots & Attacks on Authority
Jakarta Post - September 30, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Peace Talks & Dialogue with Jakarta
CNN Indonesia - September 30, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Riots & Attacks on Authority
Jakarta Post - September 30, 2019

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

News ›› West Papua ›› Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Channel News Asia - 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