Ali Umar – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo must change the government's approach in resolving the Papua problem.
Militarism & Security Approach
June 10, 2020
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
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.
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.
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