David Sobolim, Jayapura – Papuan students from the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) and the Semarang and Salatiga Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) Committees held a joint
August 16, 2019
Leaders of Pacific Islands Forum countries and territories want Indonesia to allow a team from the UN Human Rights Commissioner's office to visit West Papua soon.
Nic Maclellan in Funafuti, Tuvalu – Members of the Pacific Islands Forum have urged Indonesia to take action on human rights violations in West Papua, and strongly encouraged Jakarta t
Jakarta – The Papuan student dormitory in the Kalasan area of the East Java city of Surabaya was besieged by hundreds of people from various ormas (mass or social organisations) on the
Kate Lyons in Funafuti and Ben Doherty – The United Nations high commissioner for human rights should investigate the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua within a year,
August 15, 2019
An Indonesian lawyer says police have arrested dozens of West Papuan independence activists in Jayapura.
Darmadi Sasongko – A protest action on Thursday August 15 by the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) in the East Java city of Malang
Yudha Baskoro – Papuan activists marched in Central Jakarta on Thursday to mark the 56th commemoration of the United Nations-brokered New York Agreement, which saw control over the wes
August 14, 2019
Adi Ahdiat, Jakarta – The Nduga Regency Humanitarian Team has again called on the government to withdraw Indonesian military (TNI) and police from Nduga regency in Papua because the mi
Indonesia has complained to the Pacific Islands Forum secretariat over West Papuan leader Benny Wenda's participation at this year's Forum summit.
August 13, 2019
Maire Leadbeater – The Pacific Islands Forum holds its annual meeting this week.
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – The police have confirmed the death of a police investigator in Papua after he was taken hostage by an armed group on Monday.
August 12, 2019
Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge – After eight months of the armed conflict between Indonesian security forces and West Papuan pro-independence fighters in Papua's central highlands,
Ben Doherty – Human rights violations and political independence in West Papua are set to command debate at this week's Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), where Papuan independence leader Be
A Polish man jailed for treason in West Papua is to appeal his conviction and sentence in Indonesia's Supreme Court.
August 10, 2019
Timika, Papua – The Indonesian military (TNI) and Papua police will take necessary precautionary measures against security disturbances in the PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) mining area
August 9, 2019
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – In a bid to give foreign media access to reporting about Papua, the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) has planned to bring several foreign journalist
The governor of Papua New Guinea's capital district wants Indonesia to allow West Papua to undertake an independence referendum.
August 8, 2019
Jakarta – The TNI member, identified only as DAT, was arrested in Sorong, West Papua, on Aug. 4 after being named on the most-wanted list for two weeks.
August 7, 2019
Keith Loveard, Jakarta – Construction workers building a bridge as part of the Trans-Papua Highway late last year knew there was a separatist group in the area.
Robert Isidorus, Jakarta – Three soldiers have been arrested for allegedly selling ammunition to a criminal group while stationed in Timika, Papua.
Johnny Blades – One of the criticisms of the Pacific Islands Forum over the years relates to the regional grouping's limited ability to advance its agenda in the face of the interests
August 5, 2019
An aid group in Indonesia's West Papua has reported 182 civilians have died fleeing violence in the highlands.
Jakarta – Nduga Regent Yairus Gwijangge has asked for help from House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo to covey to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo that he wants the imm
August 2, 2019
Johnny Blades – Papua's provincial government is frustrated over a lack of action by Indonesia's central government to open up direct international flights to Papua.