An Indonesian military commander has warned soldiers against committing abuses in Papua, saying the region is constantly in the spotlight because of conflict. Tabloid Jubi reports Cenderawasih regional commander Major General Hinsa Sibuarian saying the military’s job is to nurture,…

An Indonesian military commander has warned soldiers against committing abuses in Papua, saying the region is constantly in the spotlight because of conflict. Tabloid Jubi reports Cenderawasih regional commander Major General Hinsa Sibuarian saying the military’s job is to nurture,…

radionz.co.nz – Two Indonesian army officers have been arrested for allegedly killing two men and injuring two others in Papua region. The Jakarta Post reports that conflicting details have emerged over what exactly happened, but the victims have been identified…

RadioNZ – Pacific churches have condemned the killing of two West Papuans in a shooting involving Indonesian soldiers last week. They have called on regional leaders to speak out against summary killings, torture and human rights abuse in the Indonesian…

RadioNZ – Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights is to visit Indonesia’s Papua region this month to investigate the deaths of two Papuans allegedly shot by soldiers last week. The Jakarta Post reports the commissioner Natalius Pigai has deplored the…

Pacific Beat, ABC, By Pacific affairs reporter Liam Fox and staff Updated 27 Jun 2015, 4:11pm A coalition of West Papuan organisations has been accepted into a regional grouping of Melanesian countries but denied full membership. The United Liberation Movement for…

By Stefan Armbruster, SBS Australia Australia’s nearest Pacific neighbours have taken the lead in trying to broker a peaceful future for Indonesia’s contested West Papuan provinces. Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia’s FLNKS took the step at…