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May 8, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - May 8, 2021

Jakarta – The police's Nemangkawi task force in Papua has just arrested a man in Mimika Regency for allegedly talking about "genocide" against…

Asia Pacific Report - May 8, 2021

A former Indonesian military commander has condemned the formal labelling of the West Papuan resistance TPN/OPN as "terrorists", saying that the…

May 7, 2021

Vatican News - May 7, 2021

Vatican News staff reporter – The Church in the province of Papua in Indonesia is calling on military leaders and rebel groups to declare a truce…

Tempo - May 7, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Former commissioner of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Yoseph Stanley Adi Prasetyo in a Friday…

Benar News - May 7, 2021

Ronna Nirmala and Tria Dianti, Jakarta – Indonesia's military and national police chiefs visited the rebellious Papua region Friday, in a rare…

The Diplomat - May 7, 2021

Vidhyandika Djati Perkasa and Alif Satria – On April 29, the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal, and Security Affairs formally labelled…

Radio New Zealand - May 7, 2021

Human Rights Watch is urging the Indonesian government to rethink its classification of rebels in West Papua as terrorists.

Indonesia has…

May 6, 2021

Reuters - May 6, 2021

Indonesia has deployed 400 more soldiers in the easternmost region of Papua, an army spokesman said on Thursday, as an exiled separatist leader…

West Papua ›› Human Rights & Justice
Kompas.com - May 6, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has called in a commitment by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo…

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) - May 6, 2021

Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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May 5, 2021

West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Tabloid JUBI - May 5, 2021

Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Movement (TPNPB-OPM) has requested military intervention from the United Nations (UN…

The Diplomat - May 5, 2021

Sebastian Strangio – Indonesia is bolstering its military presence in disputed Papua province, following the assassination of a senior military…

Catholic Leader - May 5, 2021

Mark Bowling – Church human rights activists have demanded an end to violence and killing in Indonesia's easternmost Papua and West Papua…

West Papua ›› Military Ties & Arms Trade
The Guardian - May 5, 2021

By Izzy Brown, as told to Zelda Grimshaw

"They make great trucks. That's what my father says whenever I ask him: "What do they make? Who do…

May 4, 2021

The Diplomat - May 4, 2021

Bilveer Singh – On April 25, while taking part in a military patrol in the village of Dambet in Beoga district, part of Papua's Puncak Regency in…

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 4, 2021

Following a spate of shooting incidents over the last few weeks, including one that killed the head the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) in Papua,…

ULMWP Statement - May 4, 2021

I issue this urgent warning the world: huge Indonesian military operations, some of the largest in years, are imminent in West Papua. The internet…

Asia Pacific Report - May 4, 2021

Yamin Kogoya – The Indonesian government has officially labelled the OPM (Organisasi Papua Merdeka) Free Papuan Movement and its military wing,…

Tempo - May 4, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police main headquarters (Mabes Polri) confirmed that it will act under the Law…

May 3, 2021

West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Tempo - May 3, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Papua Regional Police have mapped six armed criminal groups (KKB) that actively carried out security disturbances in the…

Inside Indonesia - May 3, 2021

Meki Wetipo & Jenny Munro – I wish us Papuans to have a good home, have time with our families to go to church together on Sundays, and all of…

Tempo - May 3, 2021

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Benny Wenda criticized the Indonesian government…

UCA News - May 3, 2021

Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta – A senior Catholic official in Papua has called on Indonesia's military and rebel leaders to declare a ceasefire…

Tabloid JUBI - May 3, 2021

Abeth You, Jayapura – The Indonesian government's decision to categorize the West Papua National Liberation Army as a terrorist group is deemed…

Kompas.com - May 3, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) is calling in a pledge made by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in…

West Papua ›› Internet & Social Media
Radio New Zealand - May 3, 2021

As military operations intensify in West Papua, internet services to the capital of Indonesia's Papua province have been cut.

The…

May 2, 2021

CNN Indonesia - May 2, 2021

Jakarta – The Free Papua Organisation (OPM) has spoken out in response to the Indonesian government's move to pin the terrorist label on armed…

May 1, 2021

Oekusi Post - May 1, 2021

Dili – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has urged Indonesia's government to hold talks with the Papuan independence movement to help…

West Papua ›› May Day
Detik News - May 1, 2021

Yogi Ernes, Jakarta – Police arrested scores of Papuan student at a May Day rally in Central Jakarta earlier today on the ground that they did not…

April 30, 2021

West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Radio New Zealand - April 30, 2021

Jamie Tahana – Human rights groups in Papua fear civilians will bear the brunt of any retaliation for the killing of a top Indonesian intelligence…

Tempo - April 30, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Deputy V for Politics, Law, and Security Affairs at the Executive Office of the President, Jaleswari Pramodhawardani,…

Asia Pacific Report - April 30, 2021

David Robie – Branding armed Papuan resistance groups as "terrorists" has sparked strong condemnation from human rights groups across Indonesia…

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - April 30, 2021

AWPA condemns the continuing statements from Indonesian officials concerning the Free Papua movement in West Papua.

The Indonesian…

UCA News - April 30, 2021

UCA News reporter, Jakarta – Human rights activists and churchmen have voiced concerns over the impact of the Indonesian government's move to…

Tabloid JUBI - April 30, 2021

Angela Flassy, Alexander Loen, Jayapura – The government of Indonesia has declared The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) a terrorist…

Tempo - April 30, 2021

Hendartyo Hanggi, Jakarta – The Indonesian Government through the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD on…

West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Agence France-Presse - April 30, 2021

At least 10 people were killed in a gun battle between police and rebels in Indonesia's restive Papua region, authorities said, in an apparent…

West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
UCA News - April 30, 2021

Siktus HarsonSiktus Harson, Jakarta – The arrest of a pastor in Papua by security forces for allegedly supplying weapons to a separatist group…

Tempo - April 30, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Spokesperson for the West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Movement (TPNPB-OPM), Sebby Sambon, on Friday…

April 29, 2021

Jakarta Globe - April 29, 2021

Farouk Arnaz, Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The Indonesian government officially labeled an armed separatist group in the easternmost province of…

West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Antara News - April 29, 2021

Syaiful Hakim/Suharto, Jakarta – Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Coordinating Minister Mahfud MD urged the Indonesian police, military, and…

CNN Indonesia - April 29, 2021

Jakarta – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has criticised the Indonesian government's decision to label the Free Papua…

CNN Indonesia - April 29, 2021

Jakarta – Lawyer and human rights activist Veronica Koman has commented on the Indonesian government's move to label the Free Papua Organisation (…

Jakarta Post - April 29, 2021

Jakarta – The government has declared that armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua are terrorists, following a string of clashes with security forces…

West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Antara News - April 29, 2021

Imam B, Rahmad Nasution, Jakarta – All separatist terrorist groups must be rooted out from the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua as…

Kompas.com - April 29, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia says that labeling armed groups in Papua as terrorist has the potential to add to…

West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Asia Pacific Report - April 29, 2021

Armed violence has escalated in Puncak Regency in the "land of Papua" – known internationally as West Papua – following President Joko "Jokowi"…

Tempo - April 29, 2021

Budiarti Utami Putri and Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Human rights group Setara Institute deputy chair Bonar Tigor Naipospos deemed that the government…

Kompas.com - April 29, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Deputy Commissioner Amiruddin Al-Rahab said he is disappointed with…

Merdeka - April 29, 2021

Yunita Amalia – Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy Chairperson Hendardi has criticised the government's move to label armed criminal groups…