Jakarta – Nothing can justify the act of violence that claimed the lives of 11 people and wounded another, all unarmed civilians, on July 16 in Nogolaid village in Nduga regency, Papua.
Militarism & Security Approach
July 22, 2022
July 19, 2022
Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is calling for an end to the cycle of violence in Papua following the killing of 11 civili
July 18, 2022
M Faiz Zaki, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid in a written statement on Sunday argues that the Indonesian government's approach towards issues in
June 7, 2022
Evarianus Supar, Uyu Liman, Manokwari, W Papua (ANTARA) – The West Papua Regional Police have increased security in Manokwari city and its surrounding areas ahead of the implementation
January 14, 2022
Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) says that a persuasive approach which the state will apply though the security forces in the land of Papua is a tired old tune which
December 28, 2021
Adlu Raharusun, Jubi TV – Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. Andika Perkasa visited West Papua recently. He first visited Manokwari then continued to Sorong.
November 25, 2021
Jakarta, Jubi – Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. Andika Perkasa met National Police chief Gen. Listyo S Prabowo at the Police's headquarters in South Jakarta on Tuesday, Nov.
November 23, 2021
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander General Andika Perkasa and National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo met at the Police Headquarters on Tuesday, Nov
September 20, 2021
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Papuan civilians will continue to fall victim if the government continues to use a security approach to resolve the problems in the land of the Cenderawasih as
May 21, 2021
Jakarta – Simultaneous protest actions held in three cities by the Papua People's Petition (PRP) have also taken up the situation in Palestine which has been heating up of late.
Bandung – Activists from the Papua People's Solidarity (Sorak) held a protest action in front of the Merdeka building in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung on the afternoon of
CNN Indonesia, Jakarta – Papuan people who are members of civil group Papuan People's Petition have staged protests in three cities on Friday, May 21, 2021 to voice opposition, among ot
Jakarta – A brief protest action was held by Papuan activists from the Papua People's Petition (PRP) at the Horse Statue on Jalan Medan Barat Jakarta in Central Jakarta at 8 am.
February 10, 2021
Luke Lischin – On January 12, 2021 Indonesian President Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, issued Government Regulation (Peraturan Pemerintah) Number 3 of 2021 implementing National L
January 25, 2021
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition is concerned that the newly established national defense reserve component (komcad) will be used to control domestic securit
January 22, 2021
Natalie Sambhi – Originally touted as a reformer when elected, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has presided over a period of democratic regression and increasing illiberalism.
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Pro-democracy NGO Setara Institute on Thursday disapproved of the step taken by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo who they deemed had rushed the passing of derivativ
January 21, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Joko "Jokowi" Widodo administration is attempting to broaden the role of civilians in the nation's military defense by issuing the president's regulation (PP)
December 9, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – The shooting of Papuan Pastor Yeremia Zanambani is not an independent incident but part of the most recent and most significant shift in the trend of conflicts
December 8, 2020
December 5, 2020
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Benny Wenda, requested President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to end the martial law status in West Pap
December 3, 2020
Imam B, Rahmad Nasution, Jakarta – Responding to the recent developments in Papua and West Papua, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR), Azis Syamsuddin, has urged the go
November 3, 2020
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) director Al Araf is asking on the government to reevaluate the security policies applied to bring the conflict
October 22, 2020
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia investigator Ari Pramuditya has criticised a recommendation by Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Af
October 12, 2020
The West Papua Council of Churches wants an end to what it says is the re-militarisation of the region.
June 10, 2020
Ali Umar – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo must change the government's approach in resolving the Papua problem.
June 4, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The government's decision to prepare hundreds of thousands of Indonesian Military (TNI) officers for deployment to help enforce pandemic health protoc
June 1, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) is urging the government to halt the involvement of the TNI (Indonesian military) in disciplining people for violating Covid-19 he
May 12, 2020
West Papuan independence movement leader Benny Wenda has demanded "urgent attention from the international community" to claims that Indonesia is using the Covid-19 crisis to further m
April 30, 2020
Tangguh Chairil – "It is a military strategy," said Indonesian Coordinating Maritime and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, when journalists asked him why the government had
February 3, 2020
Jakarta – Activists are calling on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to withdraw troops from the conflict-prone Nduga, Papua, and take a humanitarian approach instead.
January 1, 2020
Jakarta – The government should prioritize dialog instead of using a security approach in seeking solution to the Papuan problem.
November 11, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Members of the House of Representatives' (DPR) Commission I asked for Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto to seriously handle the issues on Papua and West Papua.
Jakarta – A representative of the Islamic-based Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS), Jazuli Juwaini, has asked Defense Minister (Menhan) Prabowo Subianto to pay more attention to missio
October 18, 2019
Yulia Savitri, Palembang – A college student has died during basic training for members of a university paramilitary group (Menwa) in Palembang, South Sumatra.
September 10, 2019
Jakarta – Inter-faith religious leaders have called on the government to be careful in dealing with the problems in Papua.
September 2, 2019
The Australia West Papua Association has written to the Australian Foreign Minister concerning the situation in West Papua, urging her to call on Jakarta to withdraw the extra security
September 1, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian government has sent 2,500 police officers and soldiers to Papua province as unrest in the region sparked by alleged racist treatment of Papuans show no signs o
August 31, 2019
On Friday the 21st of June 2019, the Ministry of Education and Culture resolved to work collaboratively with the Indonesian National Armed Forces in disseminating material to new stude
April 12, 2019
Febriana Firdaus, Jakarta, Indonesia – When Robertus Robet, a human rights activist, joined the student protests to topple Indonesian dictator Soeharto nearly 30 years ago, he sang a s
Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) and the Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM) have again warned that both presidential tickets – incumbent Pres
March 8, 2019
Johnny Blades – As the numbers of casualties and displaced people in Papua's Highlands pile up, prospects for an end to armed conflict in the Indonesian-ruled region appear dim.
Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Jakarta – While no longer in command or leading troops, former military top brass is still seen as very influential in the April presidential election.
September 30, 2016
Jayapura, Jubi – Papua legislator Laurenzus Kadepa reminded both current and future regional heads in Papua to urge the Central Government to change its military approach to Papua and put an end to
May 8, 2015
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The security situation cited by police to justify violent action in Papua is little more than a guise, rights activists warned this week, after calling on Indonesia's governme
July 17, 2013
Indonesian and international human rights groups have called questioned Jakarta's commitment to finding a peaceful resolution to the decades-long insurgency in Papua, following a discus
October 30, 2011
Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has demanded that the government change its security approach in dealing with Papua, and initiate dialogue
September 12, 2011
Investing in conflict-affected and high-risk areas is a growing concern for responsible businesses and investors.
August 3, 2011
Manokwari – Thousands of Papuan civilians in Manokwari, West Papua, took to the streets on Tuesday August 2 to demand a referendum.
August 2, 2011
Nivell Rayda & Banjir Ambarita – Papua was wracked with tension on Monday after an early-morning ambush by suspected separatists in Abepura district left four people dead, including