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Papua: Hundreds flee as Indon Police open fire on KNPB demo

Friday, 29 November 2013, 3:47 pm | West Papua Media

Indonesian forces have again opened fire on a peaceful Jayapura gathering of about 500 people held by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), with the shooting of at least 4 demonstrators, and the confirmed death of at least one, on November 26. More >>

Mayora and Astra Offices Occupied In Merauke

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 3:04 pm | West Papua Media

Around 100 people from the SSUMAWOMA Malind Woyu Maklew Intellectual Forum are currently occupying PT Mayora and PT Astra’s company offices on Jalan Ternate, Merauke City. More >>

Officer Shoots Dead Mentally Ill Teenager In Wamena

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 2:56 pm | West Papua Media

An Indonesian Brimob police officer has shot dead an unarmed mentally ill Lani youth in Wamena on Thursday, after the youth allegedly verbally ridiculed the passing heavily armed police patrol on Jalan Ahmad Yani, according to witnesses interview by West ... More >>

Threatened with OPM stigma, Village Leaders Intimidated

Friday, 9 August 2013, 2:22 pm | West Papua Media

Kampung Yowid, like other villages in Tubang and Ilwayab districts, has taken a determined and united stance against plantation companies, which have recently been moving in to the area. But now indigenous leaders in Kampung Yowid have been intimidated into ... More >>

Malind Women’s Views About Companies In Kampung Baad

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 4:22 pm | West Papua Media

Since 2011, three sugar cane companies have been going around Kampung Baad, Animha district and Kampung Tambat, Tanah Miring district, talking about their plans and trying to win over community leaders. The companies involved are PT Anugerah Rejeki ... More >>

Government Must Apolgise For Past Violations In West Papua

Friday, 2 August 2013, 2:21 pm | West Papua Media

Human rights organisations in Papua have called on the Indonesian Government to apologise to the victims and the families of victims who lost their lives as a result of the brutal incident perpetrated by the security forces on 6 July 1998 in Biak. More >>

Papuan Women ‘Shield’ Activists As Rally Forcibly Dispersed

Friday, 2 August 2013, 2:19 pm | West Papua Media

(Jayapura)  Four activists were arrested by police and nine de-arrested by West Papuan women at pro-independence rallies in Jayapura. More >>

Papuans Force Release of Abused Political Prisoners In Yapen

Friday, 2 August 2013, 2:04 pm | West Papua Media

(Yapen) In dramatic scenes outside a remote West Papuan prison, local community leaders on Monday forced the Indonesian police to release to two independence activists jailed on charges of rebellion. More >>

Diplomatic Steps By WPNCL Under International Mechanisms

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 3:05 pm | West Papua Media

PAPUA, Manokwari – The latest development concerning the diplomatic struggle in West Papua is the submission of a proposal by Papua to be accepted as a member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The group will hold a conference in Noumea, ... More >>

Chronology of Yason Ngelia’s Detention In Polresta Jayapura

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 2:29 pm | West Papua Media

Jayapura – Yesterday, Wednesday the 22/05/2013, Yason Ngelia the chairperson of Executive Student Body in the Faculty of Social and Politics at the Cenderawasih University was detained and interrogated by police officers in Jayapura City Police ... More >>

Bodies Pile Up As Indonesian Special Forces Rampage Again

Monday, 27 May 2013, 12:15 pm | West Papua Media

Credible and disturbing reports are continuing to emerge from Tingginambut, Puncak Jaya, in the West Papuan highlands, detailing evidence of another violent rampage by the Indonesian army special forces (Kopassus) against civilians throughout May, ... More >>

Papuan MP Says the Aimas Incident Was Engineered

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 10:48 am | West Papua Media

A Papuan member of the Indonesian parliament, DPR-RI, Diaz Gwijangge said that he believes the the recent incident in the District of Aimas, Region of Sorong, West Papua on 30 April when two people were killed had been engineered. More >>

Haris Azhar : Situation In Papua Is of Growing Concern

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 10:44 am | West Papua Media

Jakarta - Coordinating Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras), Haris Azhar views the situation in Papua as more and more alarming, with people's welfare becoming increasingly unequal, including freedom of expression increasingly ... More >>

13 May Action Is a Call For Justice Regarding Human Rights

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 1:42 pm | West Papua Media

A human rights solidarity group in Papua, SPP-HAM declared that the action that took place on Monday, 13 May was clearly a call for justice with regard to human rights violations which occurred in West Papua . But even so, the action was banned by the ... More >>

Police Officers In Sorong Are Human Rights Criminal In Papua

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 9:50 am | West Papua Media

Statement by Yan Christian Warinussy, Executive Director of LP3BH-Manokwari issued on 11 May 2013 More >>

Chairman KNPB and 4 Protesters Arrested in West Papua

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 11:14 am | West Papua Media

Peace Action Police Blockaded, Chairman KNPB and 4 Protesters Arrested Today: May 13, 2013   Victor Yeimo (Chairman of KNPB) More >>

Papuans Mourn 50 Years of Indonesian Occupation

Friday, 3 May 2013, 11:13 am | West Papua Media

For many people around the world the first day in May is a time a celebration, a day to remember how ordinary people won the right to the eight hour working day. More >>

West Papua: Reflections from behind iron bars of Indonesia

Thursday, 2 May 2013, 6:02 pm | West Papua Media

Brothers and Sisters of one nation and one country of West Papua, who are now moving between and under trees, in the deep and wide forests of Papua, on the coastal areas, down the valleys and on the swampy areas, who are now fighting for our rights openly ... More >>

Papua: Indo police allegedly torture non-violent activist

Thursday, 2 May 2013, 5:41 pm | West Papua Media

Credible but unconfirmed reports have been received via sms by the West Papua Media team on Sunday, April 28, detailing Indonesian police behaviour of torture Yahya Bonai, a 33 year old, non-violent activist from Menawi village in the district of ... More >>

Indonesian Security Forces Conduct Violent Sweeps

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 4:31 pm | West Papua Media

Indonesian police and army units have conducted heavily armed security sweeps across Jayapura ahead of mass demonstrations to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Indonesia's annexation of West Papua. More >>