West Papua: Indonesian terror attacks force 1,000 people to flee

More than 1,000 West Papuan civilian refugees have fled from the Intan Jaya region to the forest since 15 February 2021, escaping from the Indonesian military and terrorist police brutality. The Indonesian state has stepped up its terror campaign against…

Sorong, W Papua (ANTARA) – The Sorong city police in West Papua arrested a 21-year-old man for stealing an army personnel’s handbag, which contained a handgun along with several bullets and a cellular phone. Police managed to trace the suspect,…

The Biden administration has to reconsider its support for the Indonesian military until it addresses abuse of civilians. On October 28, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Indonesia as part of a five-country tour of Asia focused on strengthening…

The Biden administration has to reconsider its support for the Indonesian military until it addresses abuse of civilians. Joanne Lin is Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs at Amnesty International USA. Usman Hamid Usman Hamid is the Executive Director of…

The Biden administration has to reconsider its support for the Indonesian military until it addresses abuse of civilians. On October 28, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Indonesia as part of a five-country tour of Asia focused on strengthening…

An 18-year-old resident of Asiki district in Bovel Digoel regency, Papua, reportedly died after being tortured by Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel stationed in the region. Identified as Oktovianus Warip Betere, the young man was accused of stealing from a kiosk at a…

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military is strongly suspected of being behind the death of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani. This only moves Papua further away from Indonesia. THE report by the independent humanitarian team investigating the death of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani is a slap…

Source: RNZ Indonesia’s military, or TNI, says its soldiers have taken control of an regional headquarters of the West Papua Liberation Army in Papua’s Highlands. Armed conflict between the Liberation Army and the TNI since late last year has left…