Jayapura, Jubi – The Papuan Institute for Human Rights Studies and Advocacy (ELSHAM) in a press release said Papua was like a constant battlefield, plagued by conflict since it became p
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June 24, 2022
June 8, 2022
Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Indonesia – Activists say authorities should investigate who dropped mortar shells from the sky on eight villages in Indonesia's rebellious Papua region during
June 6, 2022
By UCA News reporter, Jakarta – Human rights activists including Christians have urged the Indonesian government to explain the use of mortars during airstrikes in Papua as alleg
May 27, 2022
Jakarta, Jubi – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) regrets the deployment of hundreds of personnel from the Police's Mobile Brigade and the Indonesian Military (TNI) f
March 7, 2022
Jakarta – Scores of Papuan activists held a protest action in front of the Army Strategic Reserves Command (Green Berets) headquarters in Gambir, Central Jakarta, on Monday March 7.
March 4, 2022
Arrijal Rachman, Jakarta – Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff (KASAU) Air Chief Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo on Friday announced that the new capital of Nusantara will have its own air defe
February 25, 2022
Made Supriatma – The Indonesian military has proposed a 'softer' and more 'humanistic' approach in dealing with the restive security situation in Papua.
February 15, 2022
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura, Jubi – The head of the Somatua Intan Jaya Independent Student Community, Feri Belau, asked the Indonesian Military (TNI) to immediately withdraw its troops from
February 11, 2022
Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – The Constitutional Court may have faced great pressure when hearing a lawsuit filed against the 2004 Indonesian Military (TNI) Law, which if granted will incr
February 8, 2022
Yerica Lai, Jakarta – Indonesian military (TNI) chief Gen.
February 7, 2022
Jakarta – Recently appointed Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen.
Yance Wenda, Sentani, Jubi – A member of the Papuan People's Assembly's (MRP) Customary Working Group, Engelbertus Kasipmabin, said the deployment of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and p
January 25, 2022
Imam B, Rahmad Nasution, Jakarta – Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander, General Andika Perkasa, shared information on strategic changes in the handling of problems in Papua and West Pap
January 23, 2022
Donald Greenlees – On 22 February, the Indonesian Survey Institute published the results of a poll that rated Minister of Defence Prabowo Subianto as the top performer among President J
January 19, 2022
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police and TNI Army deployed 1,925 personnel to Papua for the 2022 Cartenz Peace Operation.
January 13, 2022
Jakarta – One day in 1969, not long after it was decided Papua was to become part of Indonesia, Yones Douw's family were forced to flee from security forces.
January 5, 2022
Jakarta, Jubi – Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen.
Yuliana Lantipo, Timika, Jubi – Lawmaker of the Papuan Legislative Council Feryana Wakerkwa appreciates the performance of the security forces in Sinak District, Puncak Regency, Papua.
December 18, 2021
Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist – Armed conflict in West Papua continues to claim lives, displace tens of thousands of people and cause resentment at Indonesian rule.
December 15, 2021
December 9, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Jubi – The Papuan Church Council on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, for the umpteenth time, asked President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to fulfill his promise to seek a pea
December 5, 2021
Surabaya – The Navy received the fifth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) fully built by state-owned shipbuilding company PAL Indonesia in the East Java capital of Surabaya on Sunday.
December 2, 2021
Evarukdijati, Rahmad Nasution, Jayapura, Papua – Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander General Andika Perkasa has pledged to emphasize "social communication" to deal with Papuan groups wh
November 26, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Jubi – The Papuan Church Council conveyed on Thursday, Nov.
November 24, 2021
Made Supriatma – The latest leadership reshuffle in the TNI reflects President Jokowi's desire to ensure he has loyalists at the helm, as political jockeying intensifies in Indonesia.
Arnold Belau, Jayapura – On November 15 the Papua Institute for Human Rights Studies and Advocacy (ELSHAM Papua) sent an open letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo expressing concern
November 23, 2021
Evarianus Supar, Nabil Ihsan, Timika, Papua – Indonesian Army (TNI AD) Chief of Staff General Dudung Abdurachman reminded troops stationed in Papua to be endearing towards Papuans and p
Aristyo Rizka Darmawan – The newly-appointed commander of the Indonesian military has an army background.
November 19, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Jubi – Two residents of Serambakon District, Bintang Mountains Regency have been reported missing since May 18, 2021. They have not been found to date.
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – A Catholic organization has joined advocacy groups in calling on Indonesia's new army chief to change the military's way of dealing with problems in Papua by prior
November 12, 2021
Atamus Kepno, Jayapura – One hundred and ninety-four Catholic leaders from across Papua have explicitly called for an end to military operations in Papua.
November 9, 2021
Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – The Civil Society Coalition has challenged newly appointed Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen.
November 8, 2021
Jakarta – The House of Representatives accepted the nomination of Andika Perkasa as the new military chief during a plenary session on Monday, the same day when outgoing commander Hadi
November 7, 2021
Putu Savitri, Fadhli Ruhman – On Wednesday, House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Puan Maharani said that the parliament had received a Presidential letter proposing a single candidate
November 6, 2021
Rieka Rahadiana and Arys Aditya – An Indonesian parliamentary commission gave its nod for President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's nominee to lead the armed forces as the country seeks increase
November 4, 2021
Jakarta – Non-government organisations (NGOs) which are part of the Civil Society Coalition have criticised President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's decision to propose Army Chief of Staff Gene
November 3, 2021
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Carlos Ky Paath, Jakarta – Army Chief of Staff General Andika Perkasa has been nominated by President Joko Widodo to become the next commander of the Indonesian Mi
November 1, 2021
The Australia West Papua Association has protested over the "lack of any concern" by Canberra over worsening clashes in the Indonesian military crackdown on pro-independence groups in W
October 27, 2021
Jakarta – The Indonesian Navy has received two new tank landing ships built by a local defense consortium on the island of Batam.
October 22, 2021
Jefferson Ng – Over the last two years, former Indonesian army general Prabowo Subianto has become the most influential man to occupy the position of defense minister in the post-Suhart
October 6, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) Director Gufron Mabruri says the Indonesian military (TNI) is increasingly becoming involved in civilian affairs as it marks its 76th
October 5, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo praised the Indonesian Military, or TNI, for their role in helping the war against Covid-19, but even so, they must also rem
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo delivered a speech during the celebration ceremony of the Indonesian Military or TNI's 76th anniversary which was held in the cour
September 27, 2021
There have been a number of armed clashes between the Free Papua Movement (TPNPB-OPM) and the Indonesian security forces in the past month with casualties on both sides.
September 24, 2021
The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has blamed the Indonesian military over the attack at a hospital in Kiwirok, near the Papua New Guinean border, in which a nurse was killed.
September 8, 2021
Indonesian authorities have been accused of adopting a strategy of deploying military force to drive thousands of Papuans from their homes to make way for powerful business interests.
September 5, 2021
In the early hours of the 2nd September, The TPNPB-OPM raided the Kisor military post in the Maybrat regency, West Papua Province. Four soldiers were killed and two wounded.
August 24, 2021
Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Jubi – The past three years have seen an unending illegal deployment of Indonesian military forces in the central highlands of Papua, internationally known as W
June 23, 2021
Tangguh Chairil – The Indonesian Defence Ministry's plan to seek up to US$125 billion in loans to modernise the country's military was leaked to the public earlier this month.