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November 23, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 23, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Apart from feeling that his health condition was neglected, treason convict Melvin Yobe also felt that he and the other seven Papuan activists and treason convicts were discriminated against in the prison. Yobe claimed to have been deprived of food for 12 days because he lost his food container.

November 22, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 22, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Head of Sub-Directorate 1 State Security of the Papua Police General Criminal Investigation Directorate Comr. Sarraju denied that his office ignored the health condition of Melvin Yobe and his friends while detained at the Papua Police Headquarters. He said their health was always taken care of and treated well.

November 21, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 21, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The use of treason charges against Papuan activists has often been criticized as it criminalizes peaceful expression. It is often followed by denial of the rights of prisoners, discrimination against them, and even acts of violence.

November 18, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 18, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua) on Thursday, November 17, 2022, announced the results of its investigation on the clashes that occurred in Dogiyai Regency last week.

UCA News - November 18, 2022

Indonesian police are monitoring the activities of a prominent Papuan figure, including the possibility of treason charges against him for his statement in support of Papuan independence on the sidelines of a session at the UN meeting.

Asia Pacific Report - November 18, 2022

The solidarity group West Papua Action Aotearoa has criticised New Zealand for not "being stronger" over growing global concern about Indonesian human rights violations in West Papua, and contrasted this with Vanuatu's leadership.

The group was reacting to the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review into Indonesia report in Geneva last week.

Jakarta Post - November 18, 2022

Nur Janti, Jakarta – The House of Representatives unanimously passed on Thursday a law to create another new province in the underdeveloped region of Papua, expecting that this will allow the government to redraw electoral districts in all four new provinces ahead of the 2024 general election.

November 17, 2022

Jakarta Globe - November 17, 2022

Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the establishment of Southwest Papua as Indonesia's 38th province.

The new province comprises Sorong Municipality as the provincial capital, the District of Sorong, the District of South Sorong, the District of Raja Ampat, the District of Tambrauw, and the District of Mamberamo.

Tabloid JUBI - November 17, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in Bali island rallied to reject the G20 summit and demand the right to self-determination for Papua on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. However, they were blocked by a mass organization and the authorities until they were pulled back to the Papuan Student Dormitory.

Tabloid JUBI - November 17, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Student president of the University of Science and Technology Jayapura (USTJ) Ronny Tigi said the student protest in Jayapura City to reject the G20 summit on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, was in accordance with the rule. However, the police still dispersed the demonstration.

November 16, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 16, 2022

Makassar, Jubi – The Public Prosecutor in the alleged gross human rights violations of Bloody Paniai at the Makassar Court on Monday, November 14, 2022, demanded 10 years of imprisonment against the sole defendant in the case, Maj. Inf. (Ret.) Isak Sattu.

In the indictment, the prosecutor stated that Isak Sattu had been found guilty of committing a crime against humanity.

November 15, 2022

CNN Indonesia - November 15, 2022

Makassar – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the court hearings into the Paniai gross human rights violations in Papua, which are taking place at the Makassar District Court in South Sulawesi, are nothing more than a formality.

Tabloid Jubi - November 15, 2022

Enarotali, Jubi – Chaos occurred in Moanemani area in Dogiyai Regency on Saturday, November 12, 2022, following the death of a toddler in a traffic accident in Ikebo Village, Kamuu District.

Tabloid Jubi - November 15, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – An advance in the process towards Papua's "Peace Dialogue" with Indonesia occurred in Geneva, Switzerland as the United Liberation Movement for Papua (ULMWP), Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and the Papuan People's Assembly (MRP) signed the agreement to implement the humanitarian pause on November 11, 2022.

ULMWP Press Release - November 15, 2022

Below is an open letter signed by over 140 organisations and individuals in support of the ULMWP's Green State Vision, which was unveiled last year at COP26.

Open letter

November 14, 2022

Radio New Zealand - November 14, 2022

A United Nations human rights review has raised serious concerns about the ongoing political violence in West Papua.

November 13, 2022

Tempo - November 13, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia's chief security minister Mahfud MD is upbeat about Papuans' security and welfare continuing to get better following the inauguration of new autonomous provinces of South Papua, Papua Pegunungan, and Central Papua on Friday.

Tabloid Jubi - November 13, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Police dispersed the 22nd commemoration of the assassination of Papua Presidium Council leader Theys Hiyo Eluay held by students at the Jayapura University of Science and Technology (USTJ) in Jayapura City on Thursday, November 10, 2022.

November 11, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - November 11, 2022

The Ministry of Home Affairs today inaugurated three new autonomous regions that formerly formed part of Papua province, raising the number of Indonesian provinces to 37.

Central Papua (Papua Tengah), Highland Papua (Papua Pegunungan), and South Papua (Papua Selatan) now join Papua and West Papua as the five provinces occupying the Indonesian half of New Guinea island.

Tempo - November 11, 2022

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia criticized the report from the Indonesian government delegation at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 9. In the report, the human rights watchdog lamented the government's call to distinguish between acts of human rights violations and law enforcement.

November 10, 2022

Tribune Papua - November 10, 2022

Aldi Bimantara, Jayapura – A protest action in which Morning Star independence flags were flown by a group of students on the Jayapura Science and Technology University (USTJ) campus in Abepura has ended with seven students being arrested by police.

November 9, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 9, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Head of the Papua Office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua) Frits Ramandey on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, announced the results of the commission's investigation into the persecution of three children in Keerom Regency. Komnas HAM Papua suspected the persecution was carried out by dozen of Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers.

November 8, 2022

Antara News - November 8, 2022

Melalusa Susthira, Nabil Ihsan, Jakarta – Commission II of the House of Representatives (DPR) is targeting to complete the government regulation in lieu of the election law for the newly-formed Papuan provinces by December.

Tempo - November 8, 2022

Mirza Bagaskara, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) examined a number of witnesses in the alleged corruption case of the Papua Regional Budget (APBD) that ensnared Papuan Governor Lukas Enembe, on Monday, November 7, 2022. Among the ten witnesses was the Regional Secretary Ridwan Ruikutun.

UCA News - November 8, 2022

A church official in Indonesia's restive Christian-majority Papua region has deplored the killing of a gold miner by an armed criminal group and called for an end to the exploitation of resources that continues to breed violence.

Sydney Criminal Lawyers - November 8, 2022

Paul Gregoire – Fierce West Papuan resistance figure, Filep Karma, was found dead on Jayapura Beach on 1 November under suspicious circumstances.

The experienced diver supposedly drowned whilst surfing. He was with four Indonesians at the time, and no investigation is likely to be forthcoming.

Tabloid Jubi - November 8, 2022

Manokwari, Jubi- The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) warns gold panners throughout Papua to stop their activity, otherwise, the TPNPB says it will kill all those who come to do gold panning.

Tabloid Jubi - November 8, 2022

Wasior, Jubi – Survivors and families of victims of the 2001 Bloody Wasior tragedy in Wondama Bay Regency, West Papua, demanded the government's accountability for the suffering and losses they have experienced since the case.

November 7, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 7, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Director of the Jayapura Legal Aid Institute of the Indonesian Women's Association for Justice (LBH APIK Jayapura) Nur Aida Duwila said a number of legal aid institutions in Papua provided legal assistance to three children who were victims of persecution allegedly committed by the Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers in Keerom Regency.

Tabloid Jubi - November 7, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – A 7-year-old girl in Intan Jaya Regency, Elpina Dwitau, suffered a gunshot wound during the arrest of suspected members of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) by the security forces.

November 6, 2022

CNN Indonesia - November 6, 2022

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has noted discrepancies in the chronology presented by the public prosecutor (JPU) and the results of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) investigation into the 2014 Paniai massacre.

November 4, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 4, 2022

Makassar, Jubi – The Makassar Human Rights Court continued a hearing on the alleged gross human rights violations of the Bloody Paniai on Thursday, November 3, 2022. When examined as a defendant, Maj. (Ret.) Isak Sattu emphasized he never once ordered the use of weapons against the masses.

UCA News - November 4, 2022

Siktus Harson – After years of prayerful waiting, Catholics in Indonesia's Papua finally have what they want – a bishop from their own ranks.

November 3, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 3, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of the Papua Customary Council (DAP) Extraordinary Congress Version Dominggus Surabut said the council together with a coalition of civil organizations formed an investigation team related to the death of Papuan nation figure Filep Karma.

Tabloid Jubi - November 3, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan pro-independence figure Filep Karma was buried at the Expo Public Cemetery in Jayapura City on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at around 9:30 p.m. The funeral of the Bloody Biak survivor was attended by thousands of mourners who came from Jayapura City, Jayapura Regency, and surrounding areas.

Jakarta Post - November 3, 2022

Fikri Harish, Jakarta – A coalition of Papuan activists has formed a team to investigate the death of West Papuan independence activist Filep Karma, who was found dead on Base G Beach, Jayapura, on Tuesday morning.

Tempo - November 3, 2022

Jakarta (Antara) – Legal attorney for Papua Governor Lukas Enembe, Aloysius Renwarin, said that Lukas Enembe underwent an examination by a team of investigators from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jayapura, but was stopped early as he claims Enembe has yet to fully recovered from his illness.

November 2, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 2, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Spokesperson for the Papua Peace Network (JDP) Cristian Yan Warinussy said the persecution allegedly carried out by Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers against three children in Keerom Regency on October 27, 2022, was very degrading to humanity. The Papua Peace Network urges the government to stop the military approach in resolving conflicts in Papua.

Asia Pacific Report - November 2, 2022

David Robie – A tragic day of mourning. Thousands thronged the West Papuan funeral cortege today and tonight as the banned Morning Star led the way in defiance of the Indonesian military.

There haven't been so many Papuan flags flying under the noses of the security forces since the 2019 Papuan Uprising.

Detik Sulsel - November 2, 2022

Jonh Roy Purba, Jayapura – The Morning Star independence flag and the flag of the pro-independence West Papua National Committee (KNPB) was flown when the body of West Papua activist Filep Jacob Samuel Karma was taken to be buried on Wednesday November 2. The two flags were flown in the midst of the crowd of Karma's sympathisers.

Human Rights Watch News Release - November 2, 2022

Andreas Harsono – Filep Karma, a prominent Papuan activist and former political prisoner, was found dead Monday on a beach in the Papuan city of Jayapura.

The Guardian - November 2, 2022

Ben Doherty – The human rights campaigner Filep Karma – one of West Papua's most famous former political prisoners – has been found dead on a beach in Jayapura, sparking calls for a full and independent inquiry into his death.

Tabloid Jubi - November 2, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Free Papua activist Filep Karma passed away at 63 on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Karma's daughter Andrefina Karma confirmed that his father died in a diving accident in the waters of Base G Beach, Jayapura City.

November 1, 2022

VOI - November 1, 2022

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is urging the government to investigate the cause of Filep Karma's death. The call was made after the Papua activist was found dead on Base G Beach in Jayapura on Tuesday November 1.

Benar News - November 1, 2022

Victor Mambor and Nazarudin Latif, Jayapura, Indonesia and Jakarta – Filep Karma, a prominent Papuan pro-independence activist and longtime former political prisoner of Indonesia, was found dead on a Jayapura beach Tuesday after apparently drowning during a diving trip, police said. He was 63.

Tabloid Jubi - November 1, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Rahmat Paisei, 14, one of the three children allegedly persecuted by the Indonesian Military (TNI) members has not been able to eat. Paisei's family demanded that TNI soldiers who committed the torture to be prosecuted.

October 31, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - October 31, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Jhon Paisei said that his son, Rahmat Paisei (14) and his two friends, Bastian Bate (13) and Laurents Kaung (11) were tortured using chains, wire reels, and water hoses by members of the Indonesian Military (TNI).

October 26, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - October 26, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Customary Council (DAP) recommended a number of important points in one of the Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago Congress' (KMAN VI) workshops in Enggros Village, Jayapura City.

Radio New Zealand - October 26, 2022

One of the eight West Papuan activists who raised the banned Morning Star flag last December has died.

Zode Hilapok's death was confirmed by a relative, Christianus Dogopia, who said that since being detained, Hilapok's health had been deteriorating.

Tabloid Jubi - October 26, 2022

Sentani, Jubi – Secretary-General of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) Rukka Sombolinggi has called on all indigenous peoples in the archipelago to rise up and unite against all forms of violence and injustice in the country.