Ronna Nirmala and Tria Dianti, Jakarta – Indonesia's military and national police chiefs visited the rebellious Papua region Friday, in a rare joint trip to discuss security there with
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Indonesia has deployed 400 more soldiers in the easternmost region of Papua, an army spokesman said on Thursday, as an exiled separatist leader warned that the military looked set to la
May 5, 2021
Mark Bowling – Church human rights activists have demanded an end to violence and killing in Indonesia's easternmost Papua and West Papua provinces following an escalation of rebel atta
Sebastian Strangio – Indonesia is bolstering its military presence in disputed Papua province, following the assassination of a senior military officer on April 26.
May 4, 2021
Bilveer Singh – On April 25, while taking part in a military patrol in the village of Dambet in Beoga district, part of Papua's Puncak Regency in eastern Indonesia, Papuan separatists s
I issue this urgent warning the world: huge Indonesian military operations, some of the largest in years, are imminent in West Papua.
April 28, 2021
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Human rights group Setara Institute criticized a public statement made by the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo who urge auth
April 27, 2021
The killing of a senior officer in the Indonesia army in Papua has prompted President Joko Widodo to order a crackdown on rebel groups.
April 7, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, chief of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI), laid the cornerstone for the construction of the command headquarters of the Marine Combat Force
March 26, 2021
Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – Escalating tensions between the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the West Papua National Liberation Army, which have caused the deaths of civilians, have led man
March 22, 2021
Jayapura – United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) responded to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's call to end the violence by the military in Myanmar.
March 16, 2021
March 14, 2021
Arnold Belau, Nabire – Victor Yeimo, international spokesperson for the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), has revealed that over the last three years the state has sent 21,369 Indon
March 3, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Army (TNI AD) Chief of Staff Andika Perkasa on Tuesday, March 2, led the simultaneous Covid-19 vaccination of all army personnel at the Indonesian Army
February 26, 2021
Jakarta – In Pasuruan, East Java, a combat engineer battalion is in dispute with its business partner over the management of a gas station.
February 25, 2021
Evarukdijati, Rahmad Nasution, Jayapura, Papua – The Indonesian army will secure the 575-kilometer Transpapua section of the Jayapura-Wamena highway in Papua province to halt the flow o
Hendrina DK, Rahmad Nasution, Jayapura – Papua's provincial administration is making efforts to restore normalcy in Intan Jaya district, which has been witness to a spate of violence ta
February 22, 2021
Arjuna Pardemme, Jayapura – A Papua Legislative councilor from Intan Jaya electoral district, Thomas Sondegau, said the new deployment of security personnel to Intan Jaya would make res
February 20, 2021
Jayapura – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Chairperson Ahmad Taufan Damanik says that the withdrawal of Indonesian military (TNI) and police from Papua does not make sense
February 15, 2021
Konradus EpaKonradus Epa, Jakarta – More than 5,000 people including 3,000 Catholics have fled their homes in Indonesia's Papua region following clashes between security forces and a se
January 4, 2021
Jakarta – Opposition by Tambrauw regency residents in West Papua province against the establishment of the Tambrauw 1810 District Military Command (Kodim) has attracted support from a n
November 27, 2020
Pacific Media Centre – An appeal for a 40-day fast across the region by the Pacific Council of Churches in support of West Papua closes next week with no result in sight.
November 21, 2020
Jakarta – The Jakarta Military Command's decision to take down banners depicting firebrand cleric and Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab has raised questions over the Indo
October 23, 2020
Novan Iman Santosa, Jakarta – Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic country with some 17,000 islands and a vast maritime territory.