In Exile, an Icon of the West Papuan Independence Struggle Fades

Benny Wenda has been a fierce advocate for the West Papuan cause. Why is it, then, that the proclamation of his presidency has been met with marked skepticism within West Papua? By Leon Langdon, The Diplomat In December 2020, Benny Wenda told TIME…

January 13, 2021 in News – The Netherlands has become the 83rd international state calling for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to be allowed into West Papua. Following questions posed by parliamentarians from seven Dutch political parties, the Dutch Foreign…

West Papua was annexed by Indonesia decades ago, leading to a prolonged conflict. A tribal chief who lives overseas recently declared himself president of the embattled territory. By Richard C. Paddock BANGKOK — It has been 59 years since separatists…