Ardi Bayage, Yahukimo – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) rejects violence in the struggle for West Papuan liberation.
Shootings & Violence Against Civilians
July 25, 2022
July 20, 2022
TAPOL expresses its concern and deep sorrow at the numerous events that have occurred recently in West Papua, which have led to the deaths of several people.
July 12, 2022
Jayapura – Member of the Commission for Government, Politics, Law, Human Rights, and Security at the Papuan Legislative Council, Laurenzus Kadepa, said an independent team was needed to
June 17, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua) has asked the Jayapura City Police to punish their members who fired rubber bullets to disperse the rally commemorating the de
May 30, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi TV – A shooting occurred between The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) and Police's Mobile Brigade at Trikora Kago Field in Ilaga District, Puncak Regency on Fr
May 10, 2022
Jakarta – Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Emanuel Gobay says that a participant of a demonstration in Jayapura opposing the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua i
March 22, 2022
Two West Papuans were reportedly shot dead by security forces last Tuesday during peaceful protests against Indonesia's plans to create six more provinces in Papua.
March 18, 2022
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Agus Kosay denied the Papua Police's accusation that the KNPB was involved in a protest rejecting the
March 17, 2022
Elisa Sekenyap, Jayapura – Papua Human Rights Solidarity Concern has reported the shooting of 10 Papuan civilians in Yahukimo regency – which occurred during a rally opposing the creati
Yuliana Lantipo, Jayapura, Jubi – Two participants of the protest rejecting Papua Province's expansion in Yahukimo Regency's capital of Dekai, Yakob Meklok and Esron Weispa, became vict
February 14, 2022
Arrijal Rachman, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) on Monday presented their initial findings after investigating a demonstration protesting against a minin
February 13, 2022
Erna Dwi Lidiawati, Palu – A protest action by local people against mining activities in the Kasimbar sub-district of Parigi Moutong regency in Central Sulawesi on Saturday February 12
February 11, 2022
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura, Jubi – The Yahukimo 16 Headquarters of the West Papua National Liberation Army's (TPNPB) has said that the Indonesian Military (TNI) and police personnel are not
December 22, 2021
Yance Wenda, Jayapura, Jubi – A number of students and family members of Hendrik Lokbere reflected on Sunday night, December 19, 2021, the shooting that killed Lokbere two years ago.
November 12, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Young people in Timor-Leste were urged to learn from the sacrifices of the freedom fighters on the 30th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre on Nov. 12.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre in East Timor, when Indonesian troops armed with U.S.
November 11, 2021
Jayapura – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has strongly condemned the shooting of a mama (traditional women trader) allegedly committed by a TNI (In
November 4, 2021
September 27, 2021
A demonstration commemorating two years since the death of La Randi and Muhammad Yusuf Qardawi, students from the Kendari Halu Oleo University in Southeast Sulawesi, who were killed in
August 22, 2021
Victor Mambor, Jayapura – Ferianus Asso, the victim of a police shooting during a peaceful demonstration in Dekai, Yahukimo regency on Monday August 16, which was demanding the release
August 20, 2021
Indonesian security forces have used discriminatory excessive force and racially abused protesters peacefully opposing the renewal of the Papuan Special Autonomy Law, new research by Am
July 29, 2021
Egi Adyatama, Maudey K. Setyakusuma (Intern), Jakarta – Violent acts against a Papuan was again caught on camera, on Wednesday, July 28.
July 22, 2021
Victor Mambor, Jayapura – Civilian Yosep Samogoi (26) has been allegedly shot by an Indonesian soldier named Syarifudin of the 1707-07/Kepi Subdistrict Military Command on Friday, July
June 10, 2021
The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has accused Indonesian "colonial forces" of a new massacre with the killing of three civilians, "adding to the hundreds of thousands of West
June 8, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – A shooting incident in which an off-duty Timor-Leste policeman killed two innocent people and wounded another has sparked calls for police reform in the Catholic-m
June 7, 2021
Hengky Yeimo & Abeth You, Nabire – Rights activist Yones Douw said his party had received a testimony from a number of residents in Ilaga District, saying three civilians from Nipur
March 23, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police Internal Affairs (Propam) on Tuesday claimed they had investigated the Malang Police Chief, Sr. Comr.
March 10, 2021
Jakarta, Jubi – The Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police had been investigating a case in which "a stray bullet" hit a resident, Andres Bewarmbo, when the police and the mi
March 9, 2021
Jakarta – A video of a police officer warning that they will shot Papuan students gathered in front of the Malang municipal police headquarters in East Java has gone viral on social med
A 17-year-old boy has become the latest victim of Indonesia's six-decades-long colonisation of West Papua.
March 8, 2021
Abeth You, Enarotali – Reports from Intan Jaya confirmed that in late February and early March, two civilians, one a man with disability and another a teenager, were shot dead.
December 23, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesia's military on Wednesday (Dec 23) named nine soldiers as suspects in the killing in April of two civilians in the country's Papua region, as part of a state probe int
December 1, 2020
Adi Briantika – Natan Weya, a Papuan student from the Pattimura University (Unpatti), has confirmed that joint units of police and Indonesian military (TNI) officers along with local pe
November 26, 2020
Reports from Indonesian's Papua region say a West Papuan teenager was shot dead in a mystery attack in the central highlands.
Benny Mawel, Jakarta – Five civilians, including minors, were reportedly shot by unidentified assailants in two separate incidents in Papua's Puncak regency last Friday.
November 23, 2020
Antara, Jayapura – The Advocate for Papua Policy and Human Rights (PAK HAM) has condemned the fatal shooting incident in Ilaga Subdistrict, Puncak District, Papua Province, on Friday (N
November 18, 2020
Jakarta – Eleven active members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) stand to face up to two years in prison after being charged for allegedly torturing a man who later died in the hospital
November 15, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) has called on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to conduct a thorough audit and evaluation of
November 13, 2020
Jakarta – The Army Military Police have named eight soldiers suspects for allegedly burning down an official residence of the Intan Jaya Health Agency in Hitadipa village, Intan Jaya, P
November 9, 2020
Indonesia's military has denied that a West Papuan teenager died as a result of a raid by its officers.
November 7, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti and Benny Mawel, Jakarta and Jayapura – Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers reportedly attacked and arrested civilians at a dormitory and nearby houses in Jayapura after a
October 27, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – A Papuan resident whom authorities claimed was a member of a local armed criminal group was shot dead during a joint police-military operation in Jalae vil
The alleged assault of an Indigenous man in the Indonesian province of Papua by a police officer around two hours before he died was caught on CCTV camera, Mongabay and The Gecko Projec
October 14, 2020
Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Volunteers of Muhammadiyah's disaster mitigation organization (MDMC) claims that police members tasked to secure the anti-omnibus law mass protest had used excess
October 3, 2020
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Three men from Waris district in Keerom regency, Papua, have reportedly been shot with rubber bullets as police attempted to disperse a mass gathering protesting
September 29, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – The government is in support for an independent investigation over the shooting against pastor Yeremia Zanambani at the Hitadipa District in the province of Papua by f
September 24, 2020
Jakarta – Tabernacle Bible Church of Indonesia (GKII) Synod Chairperson Daniel Ronda admits to being disappointed that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has yet to respond to the shooting
September 23, 2020
Erric Permana, Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia's National Human Rights Commission will investigate Saturday's shooting death of a pastor in Papua, eastern Indonesia, the commission's hea
TAPOL condemns the killing of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani, a church leader from Hitadipa District, Intan Jaya Regency, Papua Province.
September 22, 2020
Yanuarius Weya, Jayapura – A pastor has been shot dead at the weekend allegedly by the Indonesian military, sparking protests by church groups and a call for an investigation.