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May 27, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - May 27, 2024

Indonesia, West Papua – Reports received indicate that four students were injured by the police and one was arrested during a horizontal tribal conflict in Nabire, Papua Tengah Province

February 20, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - February 20, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The security situation in Kenyam, the capital of Nduga Regency in Mountainous Papua Province, has returned to a state of calm following conflicts between resident group

November 20, 2023

UCA News - November 20, 2023

A Vatican official in Timor-Leste has told the government and the Church not to exclude but embrace martial arts groups, whose activities were banned in the Catholic-majority nation fol

July 4, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - July 4, 2023

Nabire, Jubi – The body of Yalingga Jikwa, one of the victims of the conflict between residents in Topo, was found in Nabire Regency, Central Papua Province, on June 29, 2023.

June 13, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - June 13, 2023

Nabire, Jubi – Meepago Regional Customary Council (DAW) has declared that the recent conflict occuring in Uwapa District's Topo, Nabire Regency, as not being a tribal war.

June 12, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - June 12, 2023

Nabire, Jubi – Otto Gobay, the spokesperson for the Puncak and Puncak Jaya Association (Anlabepuja) expressed his desire for a swift resolution to the recent conflict between residents

June 8, 2023

Tempo - June 8, 2023

Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra, Antara, Jakarta – The Papua Police Chief Sr.

March 29, 2023

Jakarta Post - March 29, 2023

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – A 48-year-old man was burned to death in Langkat, North Sumatra, on Monday night after threatening local residents with a parang.

December 27, 2022

Jakarta Post - December 27, 2022

Christ Belseran, Central Halmahera, North Maluku – Police have deployed personnel to Central Weda district in Central Halmahera, North Maluku, following a clash between youth groups tha

December 15, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - December 15, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Spokesperson for the Papua Peace Network (JDP) Cristian Yan Warinussy said he was concerned about the arson of 53 kiosks in Waghete Market, Deiyai Regency, Central Papu

November 18, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 18, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua) on Thursday, November 17, 2022, announced the results of its investigation on the clashes

July 7, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - July 7, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Police sent a platoon of troops from the Dogiyai Police to Paniai Regency to anticipate further riots following the death of a tribal chief, who was shot duri

May 30, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - May 30, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi TV – The Papuan office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua) has formed a team to investigate the alleged arson in Dogiyai Regency last Monday, Ma

May 25, 2022

UCA News - May 25, 2022

UCA News reporter, Jakarta – Church activists in Indonesia are calling for a transparent investigation into a series of arson attacks targeting homes and other buildings in Papua provin

May 23, 2022

Tempo - May 23, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Over a dozen of houses, and kiosks located in the Dogiyai Regency in Papua went ablaze after being intentionally burned by unknown people on Sunday evening, May 22.

January 30, 2022

Agence France-Presse - January 30, 2022

Sorong, West Papua – Eleven people have been arrested after a deadly clash at a nightclub in West Papua, police said on Saturday.

January 25, 2022

Agence France-Presse - January 25, 2022

Jakarta – At least 18 people were killed during clashes between two groups at a night club in the town of Sorong in Indonesia's West Papua province, with most dying after the venue caug

January 10, 2022

Tempo - January 10, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Armed Forces, TNI, has sent two company-level units (SSK) from Kodim 1702 and Yonif 756/WMS to assist the Jayawijaya Police, to reduce clashes between r

October 6, 2021

UCA News - October 6, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – At least six people were killed and thousands forced to flee during clashes between two indigenous groups in Indonesia's Papua province sparked by allegations of w

October 4, 2021

Tempo - October 4, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – A riot broke out in Yahukimo of Papua on Sunday, October 3, killing six residents and leaving 41 others injured.

September 13, 2020

Tempo - September 13, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – Some 16 native Papuans suffered arrow wounds in a tribal clash erupting in Jayawijaya District's area, Papua, on Thursday and Friday, but a public hospital's local doc

March 6, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - March 6, 2020

Four app-based motorcycle taxi drivers, locally known as ojol, were reportedly wounded from what appear to be gunshots in Yogyakarta, as escalating tensions between drivers and a group

October 19, 2019

October 18, 2019

Reuters - October 18, 2019

Jakarta – A clash between two Indonesian communities reignited near the site of the country's planned new capital, police said on Thursday, with rioters burning down scores of houses,

August 20, 2019

Jakarta Post - August 20, 2019

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Families affected by the 1999 communal conflict in Maluku are entitled to receive compensation worth around Rp 3.9 trillion (US$273.3 million) in total, aft

June 10, 2019

Tempo - June 10, 2019

Andita Rahma & Rosniawanti Fikri, Jakarta – Southeast Sulawesi Police arrested 82 suspected perpetrators of the clash between villagers of Gunung Jaya and Sampuabalo, Buton, Southe

June 6, 2019

Jakarta Post - June 6, 2019

Jakarta – More than 700 residents of Gunung Jaya village in Siotapina subdistrict in Buton, Southeast Sulawesi were forced to leave their homes to nearby Laburunci village on Wednesday

November 7, 2016

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2016

Hotli Simanjuntak, Ruslan Sangadji, and Djemi Amnifu, Lhokseumawe/Palu/Kupang – Local authorities in several regions have stepped up security measures to prevent conflicts or violence following the

October 7, 2016

Dili Weekly - October 7, 2016

Paulina Quintao – Alumni from the Timor-Leste Youth Parliament (ATLYP) are raising awareness about conflict resolution to high school students.

August 2, 2016

Jakarta Post - August 2, 2016

Jayapura – Military and police personnel totaling 800 have been deployed to Timika, Papua, to secure the region after a tribal conflict in Kwamki Narama district on Sunday.

August 1, 2016

Radio New Zealand International - August 1, 2016

Clashes in the remote Papua province of Indonesia on the weekend have left three people killed and dozens injured, along with 25 houses burned down.

April 25, 2016

Jakarta Globe - April 25, 2016

Edo Karensa & Robert Isidorus, Jakarta/Tolikara – A clash over village fund disbursement has left two dead and at least 96 homes damaged in the Tolikara district, Papua, this month.

October 27, 2014

Dili Weekly - October 27, 2014

Martinha Gusmao – National Director for Conflict Prevention Lidia Lopes says co-operation between Community Police (POLKOM) and local leaders is necessary to eliminate conflict in neigh

March 12, 2014

Jakarta Post - March 12, 2014

Nethy Dharma Somba, Jayapura – Three more people were killed in communal tribal clashes in Timika, the capital of Mimika regency in Papua, on Tuesday, raising the death toll to seven in

Jakarta Globe - March 12, 2014

Banjir Ambarita, Jayapura – Two Papuans from the Moni tribe were shot dead by the National Police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) on Tuesday during a clash with police in Jayanti, Timika.

February 12, 2014

Jakarta Post - February 12, 2014

Nethy Dharma Somba, Jayapura – A bloody clash between two groups in Timika, Papua, has claimed one life and severely injured 28 others. The clash lasted two days.

January 3, 2014

Jakarta Globe - January 3, 2014

Erwin Sihombing – When a child was killed and six buildings razed to the ground on Monday in West Manokwari district in the province of West Papua, in a clash between neighboring commu

August 19, 2013

Dili Weekly - August 19, 2013

The Dili District Police Commander Pedro Belo said the police will carry out stronger operations in neighbourhoods that are at risk of conflict within Dili.

July 29, 2013

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin - July 29, 2013

Timorese National Police (PNTL) Deputy Commander, Afonso de Jesus, has acknowledged that the police force has failed in its conflict prevention plans and this has left the impression th

July 27, 2013

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin - July 27, 2013

The so-called "martial arts" groups in East Timor continue to wreak havoc in the community despite purported efforts by the government of Xanana Gusmao to reign in the violence.

July 6, 2013

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin - July 6, 2013

Martial arts gang have virtually taken control of the streets during the night in several parts of Dili and District locations, causing havoc and unrest, with police proving a little ba

June 7, 2013

IRIN - June 7, 2013

Dili – 'Tara bandu', a traditional form of conflict resolution, can play a bigger role in mitigating conflict in Timor-Leste at the community level, local leaders and experts say.

January 30, 2013

Jakarta Post - January 30, 2013

Ina Parlina and Margareth S.

January 29, 2013

Jakarta Post - January 29, 2013

Ina Parlina, Jakarta – Concerned by the increasing number of communal conflicts throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono issued on Monday Presidential Instruction No.

January 28, 2013

Jakarta Globe - January 28, 2013

Spiritual leaders say that religious-based clashes in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, have highlighted the inability of the government to address the root causes of conflicts that have pl

January 8, 2013

Jakarta Post - January 8, 2013

Bagus BT Saragih, Bogor, West Java – The government has warned against escalating tensions this year with violent, communal conflicts remaining the primary source of security disturban

December 19, 2012

Jakarta Post - December 19, 2012

Bambang Muryanto, Yogyakarta – Research has indicated that the violent actions of a local elite in Maluku to gain political and economic benefits after the signing of the Malino Declara

Jakarta Post - December 19, 2012

Hotli Simanjuntak, Banda Aceh – Allegations of widespread proselytizing by Christian missionaries and the presence of illegal churches have prompted the Banda Aceh municipal administrat

December 11, 2012

Jakarta Post - December 11, 2012

Jakarta – A law that was specifically designed to handle social conflict across the country is considered ineffective as the legislation does not touch any of the potential root issues

November 17, 2012

Jakarta Globe - November 17, 2012

Rangga Prakoso & Rizky Amelia – Analysts have blamed the recent string of terrorism-related violence in Central Sulawesi's Poso district on the government's failure to solve underly