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May 23, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - May 23, 2024

Residents of Sugapa district in Intan Jaya Regency, Papua Tengah Province, are demanding the removal of military and police posts from their communities due to the dangers they pose to civilians caught in the crossfire of armed conflict.

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Human Rights Monitor - May 23, 2024

On 1 May, eight civil society organisations forming the Papuan People's Front (FRP) indeed held a peaceful demonstration in Manokwari.

May 22, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 22, 2024

Sevianto Pakiding, Meirto Tangkepayung, Paniai – An armed criminal group (KKB) member by the name of Basoka Lawiya, also known as Masyarakat Kogoya, was killed in a shootout with joint military and police personnel in East Paniai District, Paniai Regency, Central Papua, on Wednesday.

Asia Pacific Report - May 22, 2024

A New Zealand solidarity action group has called on the New Zealand government to back indigenous independence calls in the Pacific and press both France to grant Kanaks sovereignty and Indonesia to end its rule in West Papua.

May 21, 2024

Antara News - May 21, 2024

Jayapura, Papua – The Jayapura/1701 Military Command (Kodim) is building a comfortable public toilet in Naira Village, located 133 km from Jayapura, Papua Province's capital, to help locals lead a clean and healthy lifestyle, a military officer stated.

May 20, 2024

Suara Papua - May 20, 2024

Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB), based on its organisational mechanisms, held its 6th Leadership Meeting (Rapim) at Port Numbay in Jayapura, Papua, between May 13 and 15.

May 18, 2024

Antara News - May 18, 2024

Kumurkek, SW Papua – Some 29 former members of the separatist group Free Papua Movement (OPM) operating in Southwest Papua have sworn allegiance to the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, a military officer stated.

May 14, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 14, 2024

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – President-Elect Prabowo Subianto looked somewhat agitated when questioned about alleged human rights abuses by the Indonesian Military in Papua during an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera aired on Monday.

May 12, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 12, 2024

Meirto Tangkepayung, Jayapura – A suspected Papuan rebel was apprehended on Saturday on charges of murdering a middle-ranking army officer, with police stating that he was found in possession of the victim's cellular phone.

Jakarta Globe - May 12, 2024

Sevianto Pakiding, Timika, Papua – A suspected Papuan rebel was charged with premeditated murder on Sunday for his alleged role in the fatal shooting of a middle-ranking military officer, following his arrest a day earlier.

May 11, 2024

Suara Papua - May 11, 2024

Jayapura – The Papuan people reject a plan by the acting Jayapura regent Purnomo Triwarno to move the grave of Papuan independence leader and national hero Dortheys Hiyo Eluay.

May 10, 2024

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) News - May 10, 2024

A new Scottish chapter of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP) launched yesterday (10th May 2024) at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

The Scottish Friends of West Papua launch was hosted by Bill Kidd MSP, and addressed by ULMWP President Benny Wenda, ULMWP Prime Minister Edison Waromi, and IPWP Chair Alex Sobel MP.

Tempo - May 10, 2024

Ikhsan Reliubun, Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Movement (TPNPB OPM) said the Indonesian Military (TNI) conducted a brutal and massive aerial attack on residential areas in Intan Jaya, disregarding humanitarian law in the war against civilians.

Tempo - May 10, 2024

Han Revanda Putra, Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Movement (TPNPB OPM) asked the Indonesian government to open access for human rights agencies, both national and international, to Papua.

May 8, 2024

CNN Indonesia - May 8, 2024

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia is urging the police to release a number of high-school students who were arrested for wearing Morning Star independence flag attributes during a parade in Nabire, Central Papua.

Benar News - May 8, 2024

Arie Firdaus, Jakarta – Indonesia's Defense Ministry said Wednesday it had requested a bigger budget to buy high-tech weapons that can "detect or retaliate" against separatist rebels in Papua who know the region's terrain better.

May 2, 2024

Radio New Zealand - May 2, 2024

Australia says it "unreservedly recognises Indonesia's territorial integrity and sovereignty over the Papua provinces" in response to a letter accusing it of betrayal, but it also "condemns violence".

The Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM) – Free Papua Movement – has laid into the US and Australian leaders.

Jakarta Globe - May 2, 2024

Meirto Tangkepayung, Intan Jaya, Papua – The Papua Police have initiated the deployment of reinforcements to Intan Jaya regency in response to escalated attacks by rebel groups targeting both civilian and security installations over the past week.

Suara Papua - May 2, 2024

Elisa Sekenyap, Jayapura – A peaceful demonstration by Papuan students in the Balinese provincial capital of Denpasar on Wednesday May 1 to commemorate the day Papua was annexed into the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) has been blocked and repressed by police.

Asia Pacific Report - May 2, 2024

A West Papuan resistance leader has condemned the United Nations role in allowing Indonesia to "integrate" the Melanesian Pacific region in what is claimed to be an "egregious act of inhumanity" on 1 May 1963.

May 1, 2024

Suara Papua - May 1, 2024

Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB), the All Indonesia Papuan Central Highlands Indonesian Student Association (AMPTPI), the Papua Indonesia High School and University Student Association (IMPIP) and the Indonesian Student League for Democracy (LMID) in Gorontalo province held a peaceful action to commemorate Papua Annexation Day in front of the Gorontalo State Unive

Jakarta Globe - May 1, 2024

Mita Amalia Hapsari, Jakarta – The government is set to unveil two food warehouses with a capacity of approximately 100 tons each later this year, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Suara Papua - May 1, 2024

Jayapura – Eight civil society organisations from the Papuan People's Front (FRP) held a peaceful demonstration on Jalan Gunung Fanindi in Manokwari, West Papua province, on Wednesday to commemorate 61 years since the annexation of the Papuan nation (May 1, 1963 to May 1, 2024).

April 30, 2024

Kompas.com - April 30, 2024

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is of the view that the change in the nomenclature used for Armed Criminal Groups (KKB) in Papua to the Free Papua Organization (OPM) could have a positive impact.

Jakarta Globe - April 30, 2024

Sevianto Pakiding, Intan Jaya – An armed criminal group (KKB) launched an attack on the Homeyo Police Station in Pogapa Village, Homeyo District, Intan Jaya Regency, Papua, on Tuesday at around 07:40 a.m. Eastern Indonesia Time.

April 26, 2024

The Diplomat - April 26, 2024

David Hutt – Last month, videos emerged of 13 soldiers from an elite Indonesian battalion in West Java torturing a Papuan man, Definus Kogoya. According to Human Rights Watch, Kogoya "had his hands tied behind him and been placed inside a drum filled with water. The soldiers taunted Kogoya with racist slurs, kicking and hitting him.

April 24, 2024

Asia Pacific Report - April 24, 2024

The West Papuan resistance OPM leader has condemned Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden, accusing their countries of "six decades of treachery" over Papuan independence.

The open letter was released today by OPM chairman Jeffrey P Bomanak on the eve of ANZAC Day 2024.

April 23, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 23, 2024

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Shootouts between the Indonesian Military (TNI) and rebel groups continue to occur despite mounting calls for security forces to apply a different approach to curb conflict in the region.

April 22, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 22, 2024

Jakarta – Brace for more violence in Papua following the Indonesian Military (TNI)'s decision to call the Free Papua Organization (OPM) by its given name, eliminating the euphemisms it used in the past to avoid recognizing the group in the country's easternmost region as well as its separatist cause.

Antara News - April 22, 2024

Jakarta – Commander of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI), General Agus Subiyanto, in a statement on March 10, vowed to act firmly to quell the Free Papua Organization (OPM).

"I will take firm action against what the OPM has done. There can be no country within a country," he stated, marking the start of a new chapter in the crackdown on the OPM.

April 21, 2024

Asia Pacific Report - April 21, 2024

An Australian author and advocate, Jim Aubrey, today led a national symbolic one minute's silence to mark the "blood debt" owed to Papuan allies during the Second World War indigenous resistance against the invading Japanese forces.

April 19, 2024

Global Voices - April 19, 2024

In early March 2024, the Indonesian internet and its online periphery would be rocked by a shocking video: A Papuan native seemingly detained in a bucket of water and being punched excessively by what appears to be Indonesian military forces. Then, another soldier is seen mercilessly slashing the Papuan's back with a bayonet as the victim could do nothing but writhe in pain.

April 17, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 17, 2024

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – A recent string of fatal clashes in Papua has led experts to call for more restraint in the Indonesian Military's (TNI) handling of tensions in the country's restive easternmost region.

Asia Pacific Report - April 17, 2024

'Alopi Latukefu – I came to this evening of short films not sure what to expect.

I have a history with West Papua (here referring to the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea, which comprises five provinces, one named "West Papua") from my days fronting the legendary West Papuan band Black Brothers in the early 1990s.

April 16, 2024

Tempo - April 16, 2024

Yohanes Maharso Joharsoyo, Jakarta – TNI commander General Agus Subiyanto issued an order to the military to use the term Free Papua Movement (OPM) to refer to the separatist group in Papua.

Kompas.com - April 16, 2024

Dani Prabowo, Jakarta – The chairperson of Centra Initiative and Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) senior researcher, Al Araf, says that the reuse of the term Free Papua Organisation or OPM will not solve the problems or the conflict in Papua.

Suara Papua - April 16, 2024

Elisa Sekenyap, Jayapura – The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) says it deplores the recent sadistic torture of indigenous peoples of Melanesia in West Papua committed by the Indonesian government through members of the TNI (Indonesian military).

Antara News - April 16, 2024

Jakarta – Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman and the South Papua provincial government launched 500 thousand hectares of rice fields in the region to increase agricultural production, both regionally and nationally.

April 15, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 15, 2024

Jakarta – The Army's Cendrawasih Military Command in Central Papua said that a soldier died in Aradide district after allegedly being attacked by a group of Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebels.

The soldier was Second Lt. Oktovianus Sogalrey, a commander of Aradide district's military command in Paniai regency in Central Papua.

Suara Papua - April 15, 2024

Jayapura – It has been proven that applying a security approach in Papua just continues to result in the sacrifice of civilians. It is hoped the Indonesian government will immediately open space for a peaceful dialogue to resolve the armed conflict in the land of Papua.

April 14, 2024

Arah Juang - April 14, 2024

The Indonesian National Army's (TNI) crime of torturing civilians in Papua has attracted criticism and resistance from the ordinary people. Ranging from Jakarta to Papua, statements were made and demonstrations launched everywhere.

April 13, 2024

CNN Indonesia - April 13, 2024

Jakarta – The TNI (Indonesian military) headquarters has denied deploying combat aircraft and dropped bombs in Papua in the context of efforts to free Susi Air pilot Philip Mark Mehrtens.

Radio New Zealand - April 13, 2024

More videos appear to have been released by the West Papua Liberation Army showing Kiwi hostage Phillip Mehrtens.

The New Zealander was taken hostage more than a year ago on 7 February in Paro, Papua, while providing vital air links and supplies to remote communities.

Kompas.com - April 13, 2024

Glori K. Wadrianto, Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) and the Free Papua Organisation (OPM) have revealed the conditions for the release of Susi Air pilot captain Philips Mark Mehrtens, who has been held hostage by the group since February 7, 2023.

Reuters - April 13, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesia's military on April 13 denied using air strikes in a remote, restive part of the country, after a video of a New Zealand pilot kidnapped by Papuan rebels featured him saying military actions had made his position unsafe.

April 12, 2024

Antara News - April 12, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) on Friday described an attack by separatist rebels in Central Papua in which a sub-district military commander was killed as a serious violation of human rights.

Tempo - April 12, 2024

Yohanes Maharso, Jakarta – The Chairperson of the National Commission on Human Rights or Komnas HAM, Atnike Nova Sigiro, responded to the TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces) changing the term armed criminal group (KKB) in Papua to the Free Papua Organization (OPM).

According to him, the TNI Commander has the authority and considerations regarding the change of this term.

Tempo - April 12, 2024

Yohanes Maharso, Jakarta – Head of the TNI Information Center (Kapuspen), Major General Nugraha Gumilar, explained the purpose of changing the term armed criminal group (KKB) in Papua to the Free Papua Organization (OPM) by the TNI.

Jakarta Globe - April 12, 2024

Meirto Tangkepayung, Jayapura – The Indonesian Military reported on Friday that a middle-ranking Army officer was discovered dead with gunshot and stab wounds in Paniai regency, Papua.

The Free Papua Movement (OPM) claimed responsibility for the killing of 2nd Lieutenant Oktovianus Sogalrey, who served as the commander of the Aradide District Military Command.

Human Rights Monitor - April 12, 2024

Tragedy struck during a funeral gathering in the Yokatapa Village, Sugapa District, Intan Jaya Regency, Papua Tengah Province, on 8 April 2024, resulting in the death of thirteen-year-old Ronaldus Duwitau. Six-year-old Nepina Duwitau sustained multiple bullet wounds on the hand and the head. She is currently in a coma.