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…

Catholic priests in West Papua have appealed for reconciliation and dialogue to address ongoing armed violence in their region. A statement has been issued by 147 priests from across the Indonesian-administered provinces of West Papua and Papua. The priests acknowledge…

Papua Police name 13 suspects for deadly Wamena unrest – National – The Jakarta Post The Papua Police have named 13 people suspects for allegedly having been behind the recent deadly unrest in Wamena, Jayawijaya regency, which caused tens of…

By NITHIN COCA, Freelance Journalist , SolomonStarNews EARLIER this month, the Indonesian military raided and destroyed the offices of the West Papuan National Committee, a separatist group in the country’s easternmost region, which has long agitated for independence.  The raid came…

Indonesian military and police have seized the West Papua National Committee headquarters in the Southern city of Timika. Dozens of officers descended on the building on Monday, tearing down walls and ordering an end to operations. The Jakarta Post reported the local…

JAYAPURA – Komite Nasional Papua Barat (KNPB) Pusat minta Tentara Nasional Indoensa (TNI) dan Polisi Republik Indonesia (Polri) untuk tidak menakut-nakuti masyarakat sipil di Tanah Papua melalui operasi-operasi militer, penyisiran, penggeledahan, penganiayaan dan pembangunan pos-pos militer. Hal ini ditegaskan ketua…

Komite nasional papua barat (KNPB)pusat kini bangkit dan kembali ke jalan untuk menyuarakan kemerdekaan Papua. Hal ini di sampaikan oleh ketua umum KNPB Agus Kosay bersama pengurus KNPB lainnya dan anggota di halaman Rusunawa Waena, Selasa (30/10/2018). Agus mengatakan melalui…

Jayapura – Komite Nasional Papua Barat (KNPB) saat menggelar Kongres Nasional ke II menyerukan rakyat mempersiapkan diri untuk mobilisasi dan mogok sipil kota. “Kemarin kita bilang gantung mic (mikrofon), hari ini kita kembali ambil mic melawan kolonialisme,” kata ketua umum KNPB…