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May 22, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 22, 2024

Sevianto Pakiding, Meirto Tangkepayung, Paniai – An armed criminal group (KKB) member by the name of Basoka Lawiya, also known as Masyarakat Kogoya, was killed in a shootout with joint

May 18, 2024

Antara News - May 18, 2024

Kumurkek, SW Papua – Some 29 former members of the separatist group Free Papua Movement (OPM) operating in Southwest Papua have sworn allegiance to the Unitary State of the Republic of

May 12, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 12, 2024

Meirto Tangkepayung, Jayapura – A suspected Papuan rebel was apprehended on Saturday on charges of murdering a middle-ranking army officer, with police stating that he was found in poss

Jakarta Globe - May 12, 2024

Sevianto Pakiding, Timika, Papua – A suspected Papuan rebel was charged with premeditated murder on Sunday for his alleged role in the fatal shooting of a middle-ranking military office

May 10, 2024

Tempo - May 10, 2024

Han Revanda Putra, Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Movement (TPNPB OPM) asked the Indonesian government to open access for human rights agencies, both natio

May 2, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 2, 2024

Meirto Tangkepayung, Intan Jaya, Papua – The Papua Police have initiated the deployment of reinforcements to Intan Jaya regency in response to escalated attacks by rebel groups targetin

April 30, 2024

Kompas.com - April 30, 2024

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is of the view that the change in the nomenclature used for Armed Criminal Groups (KKB) in Papua t

Jakarta Globe - April 30, 2024

Sevianto Pakiding, Intan Jaya – An armed criminal group (KKB) launched an attack on the Homeyo Police Station in Pogapa Village, Homeyo District, Intan Jaya Regency, Papua, on Tuesday a

April 24, 2024

Asia Pacific Report - April 24, 2024

The West Papuan resistance OPM leader has condemned Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden, accusing their countries of "six decades of treachery" over Pa

April 23, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 23, 2024

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Shootouts between the Indonesian Military (TNI) and rebel groups continue to occur despite mounting calls for security forces to apply a different approach to

April 22, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 22, 2024

Jakarta – Brace for more violence in Papua following the Indonesian Military (TNI)'s decision to call the Free Papua Organization (OPM) by its given name, eliminating the euphemisms it

Antara News - April 22, 2024

Jakarta – Commander of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI), General Agus Subiyanto, in a statement on March 10, vowed to act firmly to quell the Free Papua Organization (OPM).

April 16, 2024

Kompas.com - April 16, 2024

Dani Prabowo, Jakarta – The chairperson of Centra Initiative and Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) senior researcher, Al Araf, says that the reuse of the term Free Papua Organis

Tempo - April 16, 2024

Yohanes Maharso Joharsoyo, Jakarta – TNI commander General Agus Subiyanto issued an order to the military to use the term Free Papua Movement (OPM) to refer to the separatist group in P

April 15, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 15, 2024

Jakarta – The Army's Cendrawasih Military Command in Central Papua said that a soldier died in Aradide district after allegedly being attacked by a group of Free Papua Movement (OPM) re

April 13, 2024

Radio New Zealand - April 13, 2024

More videos appear to have been released by the West Papua Liberation Army showing Kiwi hostage Phillip Mehrtens.

CNN Indonesia - April 13, 2024

Jakarta – The TNI (Indonesian military) headquarters has denied deploying combat aircraft and dropped bombs in Papua in the context of efforts to free Susi Air pilot Philip Mark Mehrten

Reuters - April 13, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesia's military on April 13 denied using air strikes in a remote, restive part of the country, after a video of a New Zealand pilot kidnapped by Papuan rebels featured hi

April 12, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - April 12, 2024

Tragedy struck during a funeral gathering in the Yokatapa Village, Sugapa District, Intan Jaya Regency, Papua Tengah Province, on 8 April 2024, resulting in the death of thirteen-year-o

Antara News - April 12, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) on Friday described an attack by separatist rebels in Central Papua in which a sub-district military commander was killed as a serio

Tempo - April 12, 2024

Yohanes Maharso, Jakarta – Head of the TNI Information Center (Kapuspen), Major General Nugraha Gumilar, explained the purpose of changing the term armed criminal group (KKB) in Papua t

Tempo - April 12, 2024

Yohanes Maharso, Jakarta – The Chairperson of the National Commission on Human Rights or Komnas HAM, Atnike Nova Sigiro, responded to the TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces) changing the term

Jakarta Globe - April 12, 2024

Meirto Tangkepayung, Jayapura – The Indonesian Military reported on Friday that a middle-ranking Army officer was discovered dead with gunshot and stab wounds in Paniai regency, Papua.

April 11, 2024

Kompas.com - April 11, 2024

Fabian Januarius Kuwado, Jakarta – Indonesian military (TNI) commander General Agus Subiyanto has emphasised that they will not play around in crushing the Free Papua Organization (OPM)

UCA News - April 11, 2024

A 12-year-old boy was killed, and his six-year-old sister seriously injured in a gunfight between Indonesian security forces and an armed rebel group in Christian-majority Papua provinc

April 10, 2024

CNN Indonesia - April 10, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesian military (TNI) Commander General Agus Subiyanto says they have changed the nomenclature used to refer to Terrorist Separatist Groups (KST) in Papua to again become

April 8, 2024

Benar News - April 8, 2024

Pizaro Gozali Idrus – A gunfight between separatist Papuan rebels and government security forces killed a 12-year-old boy and injured a 6-year-old girl who were caught in crossfire on M

April 7, 2024

Associated Press - April 7, 2024

Jayapura – Two Papuan separatist leaders were killed in a shootout between security forces and their rebel group near one of the world's largest gold mines in Indonesia's restive Papua

April 1, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 1, 2024

Jakarta – Responding to a claim by the separatist West National Liberation Army (TPNPB) that aerial bombing had occurred in an area where New Zealand pilot Philip Mehrtens was taken hos

March 26, 2024

Tempo - March 26, 2024

Yohanes Maharso and Defara Dhanya, Jakarta – Commander of the XVII/Cenderawasih Military Regional Command, Major General Izak Pangemanan, said the New Zealand Ambassador has handed over

March 24, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - March 24, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The bodies of two police officers who died in an attack by the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) in Paniai Regency, Central Papua Province on Wednesday (20/3/

March 21, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - March 21, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi- The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) shot down a helicopter in Baya Biru District, Paniai Regency on Wednesday (20/3/2024), claiming that the helicopter was c

March 6, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - March 6, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Numbuk Telenggen, the commander of the Third Defense Command of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) in Ilaga stated that they will not remain silent followi

February 29, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 29, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is intensifying its efforts to free Susi Air Pilot Captain Philip Mark Mehrtens, a New Zealand national currently held captive by the TPNPB (

Jakarta Post - February 29, 2024

Jakarta – Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Hadi Tjahjanto has met with three prominent figures from Nduga regency, Papua Highlands, to discuss the release of

February 28, 2024

Tempo - February 28, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin said that attempts to free the Susi Air pilot who was being held hostage by the Free Papua Organization (OPM) is a sensitive issue, and that

Tabloid Jubi - February 28, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The Ndugama Derakma Command of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) has confirmed the death of one of its members in a shooting between TPNPB and security fo

Jakarta Globe - February 28, 2024

Sevianto Pakiding, Mimika – New Zealand Police Attache, Paul Laurence Borell, visited Mimika Regency in Central Papua, to oversee the progress of the ongoing efforts to secure the relea

Tabloid Jubi - February 28, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Police chief Insp. Gen.

February 21, 2024

February 20, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 20, 2024

Nugie Tangkepayung, Jayapura – Indonesian authorities have arrested a member of a separatist movement in Papua wanted for the alleged murder of civilians, a spokesperson said on Tuesday

Tabloid Jubi - February 20, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The Cartenz Peace Operation Task Force has tightened security at airports across nine operational areas, including Yahukimo, Mimika, Intan Jaya, Dogiyai, Puncak, Nduga,

February 19, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 19, 2024

Jakarta – A Wings Air aircraft came under fire when landing at Nop Goliat Dekai Airport in Dekai, Yahukimo regency, Papua Highlands, at 1.20 p.m.

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

February 8, 2024

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

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