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February 16, 2024

Asia Pacific Report - February 16, 2024

A West Papuan pro-independence leader has accused Indonesia of new human rights atrocities this week while the republic has apparently elected a new president with a past record of viol

February 15, 2024

Tempo - February 15, 2024

Desty Luthfiani, Jakarta – A total of 1,297 polling stations or TPS in Papua have not yet conducted voting due to the distribution issue of election logistics and the social conflict ov

February 14, 2024

The Guardian - February 14, 2024

Jordyn Beazley – Rebels in Indonesia's West Papua region have released a video of New Zealand pilot, Phillip Mehrtens, in which he tells his family he loves them and is being treated we

Jakarta Post - February 14, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – The General Elections Commission (KPU) has delayed voting in four districts of Paniai regency, Central Papua, after incidents in which residents burned balloting ma

Tabloid Jubi - February 14, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Flights to Bilogai Airport in Sugapa, the capital of Intan Jaya Regency, Central Papua Province, have resumed following the assessment of the security situation in Inta

Tabloid Jubi - February 14, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Police chief Insp. Gen.

Tabloid Jubi - February 14, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The independent election monitoring network, the Alliance for Democracy for Papua (ALDP), is set to monitor the voting process of the 2024 General Election in Papua Pro

Tabloid Jubi - February 14, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – John Magal, the chairman of the Amungme Community Institution (LEMASA) or Amungme Nagawan, expressed regret over the visit of a team from the Indonesian Ministry of Env

February 13, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - February 13, 2024

Security forces raided the villages Manggume and Aminggaru, Omukia District, as well as in the villages Yenggernok and Agiyome in the Gome District, following the theft of an automatic

February 9, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - February 9, 2024

On 1 February 2024, four students from Hitadipa were arrested in the Sugapa District on their way back home from Nabire to participate in the upcoming elections on 14 February 2024.

Human Rights Monitor - February 9, 2024

On 1 February 2024, the Jayapura District Court ruled on the case of West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Chairman, Mr Agus Kosay, and KNPB Numbay Secretary, Mr Beni Murib, finding them

Vanuatu Daily Post - February 9, 2024

Len Garae – A former Prime Minister (PM), Mr.

February 8, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - February 8, 2024

On 7 February 2024, the police intervened to disrupt a thanksgiving service and inauguration of the working structure of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) in Jayapur

Benar News - February 8, 2024

Dandy Koswaraputra, Walesi, Indonesia – Inside a thatched wooden house on a hillside overlooking a valley of fields and forest, Sadiq Asso gathered his clan members to discuss a matter

Tempo - February 8, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Ambassador of New Zealand to Indonesia Kevin Jeffery Burnet met Papua Police Chief Inspector General Mathius Fakhiri to discuss the release of the Susi Air pilot w

The Diplomat - February 8, 2024

Sebastian Strangio – Separatist rebels in Papua say that they are ready to release a New Zealand pilot, a year to the day after taking him hostage in a remote part of the restive region

February 7, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - February 7, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The armed group known as the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) reportedly damaged a major road connecting Sugapa District to Hitadipa District in Intan Jaya R

Tabloid Jubi - February 7, 2024

Nabire, Jubi – Spokesperson for the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) Sebby Sambom has stated that his group is responsible for the attack that occurred on Siep Asso Road, Dek

Tabloid Jubi - February 7, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The Acting Deputy Head of Information for the XVII/Cenderawasih Military Command, Lt. Col.

The Guardian - February 7, 2024

Eva Corlett and agencies – Rebels in Indonesia's West Papua region have said they will release a New Zealand pilot who was taken hostage a year ago as a bargaining chip for their indepe

Al Jazeera - February 7, 2024

New Zealand has called for the immediate release of pilot Phillip Mehrtens who was taken captive by fighters in Indonesia's troubled Papua province a year ago.

Tabloid Jubi - February 7, 2024

Nabire, Jubi – The Puncak Ilaga Command of The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) has accused the Indonesian Military (TNI) of burning civilian homes and assaulting civilians,

February 6, 2024

Tempo - February 6, 2024

Reno Reza Mahendra, Jakarta – A spokesperson for the West Papua National Liberation Army, the armed wing of the Free Papua Movement (TPNPB-OPM), Sebby Sambom, denied issues that his sid

February 5, 2024

CNN Indonesia - February 5, 2024

Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) is asking Papuan rebel leader Egianus Kogoya to immediately release Susi Air pilot Captain Philip M

New Zealand Herald - February 5, 2024

Benjamin Plummer – Foreign Minister Winston Peters has appealed for the immediate release of New Zealand pilot Phillip Mehrtens nearly a year after his capture in Papua, Indonesia.

February 3, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - February 3, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Rev.

Associated Press - February 3, 2024

Niniek Karmini, Jakarta – Separatist rebels asked for the immediate release Saturday of the New Zealand pilot who's been held hostage for almost a year in Indonesia's restive Papua regi

Tempo - February 3, 2024

Reno Reza Mahendra, Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organization or TPNPB-OPM Spokesperson Sebby Sambom revealed the reason why the OPM Armed Criminal Group

February 2, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 2, 2024

Sevianto Pakiding, Nduga, Papua – The West Papua Liberation Army, a faction of the Free Papua Movement (TPNPB-OPM), has confirmed plans to release Susi Air pilot Philip Mark Mehrtens.

Tabloid Jubi - February 2, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – As of now, there has been no agreement reached for the release of Phillip Mark Mehrtens, the Susi Air pilot from New Zealand who has been held captive by the West Papua

February 1, 2024

Tabloid JUBI - February 1, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The Bishop of Jayapura, Mgr.

Tabloid JUBI - February 1, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Police and the XVII/Cenderawasih Regional Military Command (Kodam XVII/Cenderawasih) have not yet endorsed civil aviation activities to Bilogai Airport in Sug

January 31, 2024

Benar News - January 31, 2024

Pizaro Gozali Idrus, Jakarta – Separatist rebels in Indonesia's restive Papua region on Wednesday said they would like to release a New Zealand pilot taken hostage nearly a year ago, bu

January 30, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - January 30, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura Bishop Yanuarius Theofilus Matopai You emphasizes that violence and conflict in Papua can only be resolved through peaceful dialogue.

Mongabay - January 30, 2024

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has invited Turkish investors to help develop an offshore tuna farm in the country's eastern Papua region, which it aims to turn into

Tabloid Jubi - January 30, 2024

Timika, Jubi – On Saturday (27/1/2024), the Acting Regent of Intan Jaya, Apolos Bagau, facilitated a meeting between the Regional Leadership Coordination Forum (Forkopimda) of Intan Jay

January 29, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - January 29, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Frits Ramandey, the Head of the Papua Office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua), emphasized that mining activities in the Wabu Block in Intan

Human Rights Monitor - January 29, 2024

Human rights observers have expressed concerns regarding a series of armed clashes in Sugapa District, Intan Jaya Regency, from 19 to 24 January 2024, which resulted in two Papuan men k

January 28, 2024

Tempo - January 28, 2024

Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – The West Papua Liberation Army of the Free Papua Movement (TPNPB-OPM) stated it received an official report from TPNPB troops of VIII Intan Jaya Defense Regio

January 26, 2024

Suara Papua - January 26, 2024

Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) has explicitly stated that it rejects the agenda of the Indonesian rulers in the territory of West Papua.

Tabloid Jubi - January 26, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Jhon Magal, the Director of the Indigenous People's Institution of the Amungme Tribe (LEMASA), has requested President Joko Widodo to conduct a reevaluation of the seco

Jakarta Globe - January 26, 2024

Theressia Silalahi, Jakarta – Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the running mate for presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, promised the traditional leaders in Papua that future development wou

January 24, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - January 24, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – In an armed confrontation with combined Indonesian Military (TNI) and Police forces on Sunday (21/1/2024) and Tuesday (23/1/2024), five members of the West Papua Nation

Tabloid Jubi - January 24, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – In response to the armed clash between the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) and the Indonesian Military (TNI) and Police in Intan Jaya Regency, Central Papua

Tabloid Jubi - January 24, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The second environmental impact analysis (AMDAL) process by PT Freeport Indonesia is currently in progress, with the company expressing optimism that everything will pr

Tabloid Jubi - January 24, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The Head of Cartenz Peace Operation, Sr. Comr.

January 23, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - January 23, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Menuel John Magal, the Director of the Amungme Indigenous Peoples Community Institution (LEMASA), has stated that in June 2023, they wrote a letter to the Ministry of E

January 22, 2024

National Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Statement - January 22, 2024

A meeting held today (22nd January 2024) at the European Parliament called for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to urgently be allowed to investigate the human righ

January 19, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - January 19, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Frits Ramandey, the Head of the Representative Office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua), stated that in 2024, the focus of their efforts wil

Tabloid Jubi - January 19, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – A pioneer ship has successfully docked in Umar Bay and Yaur Village, Nabire Regency, Central Papua a few days ago.