Ronna Nirmala and Imran Vittachi, Jakarta and Washington – Separatist rebels set fire to an airplane operated by an American-Christian humanitarian organization and shot a helicopter co
OPM & Armed Resistance
January 7, 2021
December 4, 2020
Jakarta – The fissure in relations between the West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) and the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) began to
December 3, 2020
Jakarta – On December 1, United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Chairperson Benny Wenda declared Papuan independence.
November 24, 2020
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian national police (Polri) together with the National Armed Forces (TNI) will conduct massive joint patrols ahead of the commemoration day of the est
October 25, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – The North Jakarta District Court scheduled the first trial of PT Freeport Indonesia security officer Ivan Sambom, alias Indius Sambom, who is accused of involvement in
October 10, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti and Benny Mawel, Jakarta/Papua – The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) has confirmed it was behind an attack on members of the government's joint fact-finding te
September 18, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – An Intan Jaya-based armed "separatist" group in Papua reportedly launched several attacks against civilians and an Indonesian Military (TNI) member recently,
August 17, 2020
Ronna Nirmala, Jakarta – Government security forces in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed a separatist commander whose group carried out deadly shootings at the Grasberg
Alfian Kartono, Jayapura – Indonesian troops fatally shot a separatist leader in ongoing clashes between security forces and a rebel group near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesi
July 27, 2020
A guerilla force waging war for independence in West Papua has revealed it's been buying weapons from Indonesia's military.
July 26, 2020
Rahmad Nasution – More and more armed Papuan rebels have surrendered and declared their allegiance to the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia over the past few months of 2020.
July 23, 2020
The West Papua Liberation Army has defended its deadly attack on a mining company in which a New Zealander was killed.
May 24, 2020
Jakarta – The Free Papua Movement (OPM) has denied that it was involved in the shooting of two members of the Intan Jaya regency COVID-19 task force, claiming that the two men were sho
Jakarta – Military and police personnel belonging to the Nemangkawi task force in Intan Jaya regency, Papua, are on a manhunt for an armed group that purportedly shot members of a loca
May 20, 2020
The West Papua Liberation Army has stolen a number of weapons from an Indonesian police post.
May 19, 2020
Sri Krishnamurthi – Australian war correspondent and investigative journalist John Martinkus warns the West Papuan conflict is "reigniting" and "that's happening now with new weapons a
May 16, 2020
Jakarta – Scores of alleged members of a separatist group launched an attack on a police post in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, seriously injuring a policeman, a police off
April 12, 2020
Indonesian security forces have killed three West Papuans they suspect of being part of an armed group behind a deadly attack at the premises of multi-national miner Freeport.
April 11, 2020
Timika, Indonesia – Indonesian security forces shot and killed three separatist rebels who were suspected in an attack that killed a New Zealander near the world's largest gold mine in
April 10, 2020
Ronna Nirmala, Jakarta – Government security forces in Indonesia's Papua province killed two suspected separatist rebels and arrested another during a raid on their hideout, a police s
April 8, 2020
Agung Sandy Lesmana and Ria Rizki Nirmala Sari – The Free Papua Organisation (OPM) is offering a ceasefire in the midst of the corona virus pandemic.
March 31, 2020
Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – The Indonesian Embassy in Wellington has expressed its deepest condolences over the shooting incident that left a New Zealander employee of the gold and cop
March 24, 2020
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – An Indonesian Air Force CASA CN A-2909 plane was shot at by a faction of the National Liberation Army of West Papua (TPNPB) while flying over Serambakon distric
March 23, 2020
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – West Papua Liberation Army (TPNPB) challenge the Government of Indonesia to provide access for an independent investigation team investigating perpetrators behi
March 19, 2020
Robert Isidorus, Jayapura – The Indonesian Military and National Police have accused what they call an "armed criminal group," or KKB, of burning down a church in Tembagapura, Papua, o