Social Unrest & Attacks on Authority
April 29, 2020
April 17, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian government is bracing itself for social unrest ahead of the Ramadan fasting month amid the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit pur
January 20, 2020
Aryo Wisanggeni, Jayapura – The Advocate Team for Indigenous Papuans hopes the panel of judges would be objective and fair in examining the facts during the trial of a mass rampage on
November 27, 2019
Andita Rahma and Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – National Police ensured the legal process against Papuan college students who were suspected in the alleged cases of racism in Surabaya would b
November 12, 2019
October 29, 2019
Ten people, including several teenagers, were killed in Indonesia's post-election riots, the human rights commission said Tuesday, as it accused police of beating up protesters.
October 28, 2019
Victor Mambor and Syofiardi Bachyul, Jayawijaya, Papua – In Wamena in Papua's Jayawijaya regency there is a customary belief that women and children are innocent, that's why the men ha
October 15, 2019
Ahmad Faiz, Jakarta – Several leaders of immigrant communities in Papua visited President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo at State Palace, Tuesday, Oct. 15.
October 8, 2019
Jakarta – The Papua Police have named 13 people suspects for allegedly having been behind the recent deadly unrest in Wamena, Jayawijaya regency, which caused tens of thousands of resi
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The National Committee for West Papua (KNPB) spokesman Vic Yeimo denied that 13 suspects in the deadly riot in Wamena are members of his organization.
October 7, 2019
Diana Mariska, Robert Isidorus, Telly Nathalia and Farouk Arnaz, Jakarta – Papua Police said on Monday that the situation in Wamena had returned to normal and that residents were start
Jakarta – Indonesian authorities should independently investigate recent riots in Wamena, Papua that resulted in 33 deaths, Human Rights Watch said today.
September 30, 2019
Bayu Marhaenjati & Farouk Arnaz & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Police made a series of raids on Friday night and Saturday morning in Tangerang, Banten, and arrested at least six p
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Bogor, West Java – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has blamed a local armed group for the deadly riots in Wamena, Papua, last week, which killed at least 33 peop
Jakarta – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe has apologized for deadly riots that rocked Wamena, the seat of Jayawijaya regency in Papua, which paralyzed parts of the city and left more than
Benny Mawel and Ivany Atina Arbi, Jayapura – As thousands of non-native residents are trying to flee from Wamena in Papua's Jayawijaya regency following deadly rioting, some heartwarmi
September 28, 2019
Antara & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Police in Papua's Jayawijaya district have identified three suspects involved in last week's riots in Wamena, in which 32 people died and more th
September 25, 2019
James Massola and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – Deadly violence has shaken the Indonesian province of Papua once more, with reports of people being burnt alive and stabbed to death amid fi
M Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Police Chief Insp. Gen.
September 24, 2019
More than two dozen people have died in riots in Papua, authorities said Tuesday, sparking calls for an investigation into one of the bloodiest eruptions of violence to hit the restive
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Calm has returned to Jayapura and Wamena in Papua on Tuesday even though the death toll from yesterday's riots had risen to 26, with more than 90 people injur
September 23, 2019
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Violent unrest broke out in Wamena, the main city of Jayawijaya regency in Papua, on Monday, with some senior high school students reportedly being attacked by
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Unrest that broke out in Jayapura and Wamena in Papua Province on Monday has claimed the lives of at least 20 people, while dozens more were injured, official
Fresh unrest broke out in Indonesia's restive Papua region Monday as protesters burned down a government office and other buildings in Wamena city, according to an AFP reporter.
Antara & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – A riot broke out in Wamena, the capital of the Jayawijaya district in Papua, on Monday morning after a crowd protesting ethnic and racial discrim
September 19, 2019
Febriana Firdaus, Jakarta – Indonesia's West Papua region has been mired in civil unrest since the middle of August, following police detentions and alleged racial slurs against ethnic
September 14, 2019
Amanda Hodge and Chandni Vasandani in Jayapura and Papua – In streets heavily secured by fresh contingents of Indonesian police and soldiers this week, those hit by recent violent prot
September 13, 2019
Gardi Gazarin & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Police say they have uncovered a plot to stage more riots in Papua and West Papua until Dec.
September 11, 2019
Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Commission I Deputy Chairperson Satya Yudha believes that efforts by United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Chairperson Benny Wenda
September 10, 2019
Jakarta (Reuters) – Police in Papua have arrested 85 suspects since ethnic unrest erupted in Indonesia's easternmost region in mid-August, a spokesman said, accusing a separatist leade
Ratu Annisaa Suryasumirat, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Wiranto has responded to plans by separatist figure Benny Wanda to take the Papua co
September 4, 2019
Tracey Shelton and Tasha Wibawa – Thousands of people have been protesting across Indonesia's easternmost territory over the past two weeks, torching government buildings and clashing
September 3, 2019
Since the siege on the Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya, a wave of demonstrations by the Papuan people has taken place.
Joshua Mcdonald – At least six protesters and one soldier have been killed during clashes in Indonesia's Papua and West Papua province since unrest began over a two weeks ago.
September 2, 2019
Antara & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Police said they have been investigating possible foreign involvement in violent pro-independence protests in Papua and West Papua since Aug.
Ni Komang Erviani, Nusa Dua – Following unrest in Papua, the government is faced with an expensive repair bill in the easternmost province.
September 1, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Some 252 personnel of the Riau Islands Police's mobile brigade (Brimob) unit were deployed to Papua and West Papua, Saturday, to join their colleagues earlier dispat
August 31, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Police Chief of Public Information Brig. Gen.
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – The government wants those responsible for provoking unrest in Papua and West Papua to immediately stop their actions, Chief Security Minister Wiranto said on
August 30, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesia's chief security minister on Friday urged calm in the easternmost region of Papua on Friday after two weeks of sometimes violent protests, saying demands from demon
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Wiranto, demanded Papuans immediately stop the mass demonstrations staged in all areas of the p
Mackenzie Smith – Thousands of Papuans in Indonesia are occupying the governor's office, a protest organiser says, after several government buildings were torched in the provincial cap
Protesters in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua have set buildings ablaze in the provincial capital Jayapura, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity in some district
August 29, 2019
Jakarta – The rally in Jayapura, Papua on Thursday, August 29 left the provincial capital paralyzed. Reports said that the city is gripped by a tense atmosphere.
Mackenzie Smith – Calm has returned to the West Papuan regency of Deiyai, where at least two protestors and a soldier were killed in a bloody clash on Wednesday, Indonesia's Foreign Mi
Jakarta (Antara) – The rally in Waena, Jayapura, Papua, Thursday, August 29, turned into anarchy and forced the police to shoot tear gas at protesters.
Tasha Wibawa and Nurina Savitri – At least one soldier and two civilians have died in the latest violence in the embattled Indonesian province of Papua.
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs notified all foreign representatives in Indonesia on Thursday about Wednesday's violence in Papua, which resulted in the death
Six Papuan civilians have been killed and at least three others wounded after Indonesian security forces opened fire at a rally in Deiyai regency, Papua, as protests intensified, repor
Ben Doherty and agencies – Up to six protesters and one soldier have been killed in clashes across the restive West Papua and Papua provinces, although protesters and police dispute ho