Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, has called for urgent action to end increasing violence in West Papua (Tanah Papua) along with a human rights investigation in a statement released on 2 September. Her message has been welcomed by a member-led…

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…

A police spokesperson said the death came during a gunfire exchange in Wamena on Friday, which also injured an officer and a civilian. Meanwhile, two people were arrested for looting in Manokwari, the provincial capital where the parliament building was…

Indonesian security forces have deployed extra personnel to man the streets of Papuan cities and towns in a bid to control ongoing protests. arge protests have spread through the Indonesia-ruled Papuan provinces this week in response to racist harassment of Papuans in…

An Indonesian lawyer says more than 150 West Papuan independence activists were arrested on Thursday. Veronica Koman says 65 remain detained in Jayapura after rallying for the support of their cause being raised at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum summit.…

An Indonesian lawyer says police have arrested dozens of West Papuan independence activists in Jayapura. Demonstrators took to the streets in several Papuan cities on Thursday in support of their cause being raised at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders…