But national police deny a deadly shooting incident took place in an interview with Al Jazeera. By  Febriana Firdaus, Aljazeera Jakarta, Indonesia – At least six protesters and one military officer have been killed and several others including children wounded…

Let’s Do Our Part to End Misery, Shame and Despair Our People Have Endured for 57 Years! By Natalius Pigai, Defender of the Weak / Commissioner of the National Commission on Human Rights 2012-2017 I write this article based on…

Vanuatu and Solomon Islands have raised the issue of human rights abuses against West Papuans at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The two governments made a statement which also noted that Indonesia had not yet given access to…

New Zealand’s government says it’s “deeply concerned” by recent violence in Indonesia’s West Papua during protests which have rocked the country. At least 10 people have been killed in separate clashes between Papuan demonstrators, security forces and vigilante mobs. Dozens…

As political unrest and civil violence again grip Indonesia’s eastern Papua provinces – what is the history behind the resurgent discontent of the region’s Indigenous people? BY TOM STAYNER A resurgence of rebellion among West Papuans demanding independence for their native…

By Jason Abel, Port Vila, Vanuatu The Vanuatu Government has voiced great concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua and calls for urgent intervention by the international community. “While the deployment of military was deemed necessary to quell…

BY TRACEY SHELTON AND TASHA WIBAWAUPDATED ABOUT 11 HOURS AGO Thousands of people have been protesting across Indonesia’s easternmost territory over the past two weeks, torching government buildings and clashing with police, resulting in dozens of deaths and injuries. Key points: Protests have been…

Papua New Guinea has reiterated a call for UN representatives to visit West Papua amid widespread protests. Indonesia has banned violent protests and separatist speeches in the two Papuan provinces, where at least 10 people have been killed and dozens arrested.…

West Papuan university students who have been attacked by non-Papuan civilian groups during unrest in the region say they simply seek self-determination. A surge of anti-racism protests and pro-independence demonstrations by West Papuans has rocked Indonesia for the past two…