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OPM & Armed Resistance

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January 7, 2021

Benar News - January 7, 2021

Ronna Nirmala and Imran Vittachi, Jakarta and Washington – Separatist rebels set fire to an airplane operated by an American-Christian humanitarian organization and shot a helicopter co

December 4, 2020

CNN Indonesia - December 4, 2020

Jakarta – The fissure in relations between the West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) and the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) began to

December 3, 2020

CNN Indonesia - December 3, 2020

Jakarta – On December 1, United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Chairperson Benny Wenda declared Papuan independence.

November 24, 2020

Tempo - November 24, 2020

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian national police (Polri) together with the National Armed Forces (TNI) will conduct massive joint patrols ahead of the commemoration day of the est

October 25, 2020

Tempo - October 25, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – The North Jakarta District Court scheduled the first trial of PT Freeport Indonesia security officer Ivan Sambom, alias Indius Sambom, who is accused of involvement in

October 10, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 10, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti and Benny Mawel, Jakarta/Papua – The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) has confirmed it was behind an attack on members of the government's joint fact-finding te

September 18, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 18, 2020

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – An Intan Jaya-based armed "separatist" group in Papua reportedly launched several attacks against civilians and an Indonesian Military (TNI) member recently,

August 17, 2020

Benar News - August 17, 2020

Ronna Nirmala, Jakarta – Government security forces in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed a separatist commander whose group carried out deadly shootings at the Grasberg

Associated Press - August 17, 2020

Alfian Kartono, Jayapura – Indonesian troops fatally shot a separatist leader in ongoing clashes between security forces and a rebel group near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesi

July 27, 2020

Radio New Zealand - July 27, 2020

A guerilla force waging war for independence in West Papua has revealed it's been buying weapons from Indonesia's military.

July 26, 2020

Antara News - July 26, 2020

Rahmad Nasution – More and more armed Papuan rebels have surrendered and declared their allegiance to the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia over the past few months of 2020.

July 23, 2020

Radio New Zealand - July 23, 2020

The West Papua Liberation Army has defended its deadly attack on a mining company in which a New Zealander was killed.

May 24, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 24, 2020

Jakarta – The Free Papua Movement (OPM) has denied that it was involved in the shooting of two members of the Intan Jaya regency COVID-19 task force, claiming that the two men were sho

Jakarta Post - May 24, 2020

Jakarta – Military and police personnel belonging to the Nemangkawi task force in Intan Jaya regency, Papua, are on a manhunt for an armed group that purportedly shot members of a loca

May 20, 2020

Radio New Zealand - May 20, 2020

The West Papua Liberation Army has stolen a number of weapons from an Indonesian police post.

May 19, 2020

Asia Pacific Report - May 19, 2020

Sri Krishnamurthi – Australian war correspondent and investigative journalist John Martinkus warns the West Papuan conflict is "reigniting" and "that's happening now with new weapons a

May 16, 2020

The Star - May 16, 2020

Jakarta – Scores of alleged members of a separatist group launched an attack on a police post in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, seriously injuring a policeman, a police off

April 12, 2020

Radio New Zealand - April 12, 2020

Indonesian security forces have killed three West Papuans they suspect of being part of an armed group behind a deadly attack at the premises of multi-national miner Freeport.

April 11, 2020

Associated Press - April 11, 2020

Timika, Indonesia – Indonesian security forces shot and killed three separatist rebels who were suspected in an attack that killed a New Zealander near the world's largest gold mine in

April 10, 2020

Benar News - April 10, 2020

Ronna Nirmala, Jakarta – Government security forces in Indonesia's Papua province killed two suspected separatist rebels and arrested another during a raid on their hideout, a police s

April 8, 2020

Surara.com - April 8, 2020

Agung Sandy Lesmana and Ria Rizki Nirmala Sari – The Free Papua Organisation (OPM) is offering a ceasefire in the midst of the corona virus pandemic.

March 31, 2020

Jakarta Post - March 31, 2020

Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – The Indonesian Embassy in Wellington has expressed its deepest condolences over the shooting incident that left a New Zealander employee of the gold and cop

March 24, 2020

Jakarta Post - March 24, 2020

Benny Mawel, Jayapura – An Indonesian Air Force CASA CN A-2909 plane was shot at by a faction of the National Liberation Army of West Papua (TPNPB) while flying over Serambakon distric

March 23, 2020

Tabloid JUBI - March 23, 2020

Benny Mawel, Jayapura – West Papua Liberation Army (TPNPB) challenge the Government of Indonesia to provide access for an independent investigation team investigating perpetrators behi

March 19, 2020

Jakarta Globe - March 19, 2020

Robert Isidorus, Jayapura – The Indonesian Military and National Police have accused what they call an "armed criminal group," or KKB, of burning down a church in Tembagapura, Papua, o