Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings

Tensions mount in Indonesia amid reports of killings during Papuan pro-independence protests. By <spanitemprop=”name”>Joshua Mcdonald</spanitemprop=”name”>,The Diplomat   At least six protesters and one soldier have been killed during clashes in Indonesia’s Papua and West Papua province since unrest began over a…

The Vanuatu Association of NGOs, or VANGO, has petitioned the government to issue a report to the Melanesian Spearhead Group on West Papua issues. VANGO wants the government to report on the outcome of the recent Pacific Island Forum summit…

Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people in the capital of Papua province, following protests and unrest last week. A West Papuan student was killed and others injured in Jayapura early yesterday as Indonesian security forces built up their numbers…

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalistjohnny.blades@rnz.co.nz Indonesian civilian militia groups are stoking tensions in West Papuan towns and cities after widespread protests across the region in the past two weeks. The protests were sparked by racist harassment of West Papuan students in…

Translator: Ricky Mohammad Nugraha Editor:  Markus Wisnu Murti TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Ministry of Communications and Information (Kominfo) announced that it may gradually lift the internet bandwidth throttling across all cellular service operators in Papua and West Papua following an official recommendation from the Indonesian…