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Another Journalist Killed in West Papua, But Who is Responsible?

Another Journalist Killed in West Papua, But Who is Responsible?

Journalists in Papua are regularly subjected to violence and intimidation by Indonesian security forces, including direct monitoring by intelligence officers in newsrooms. The Pacific Media Freedom Report 2011 docume ...

Australia is Paying to Police Papuan Separatists

Australia is Paying to Police Papuan Separatists

An Australian funded and trained elite counter-separatist force? This was not the Australian government’s intention when it began pouring millions of dollars into the Indonesian counter-terror effort after the ...

Papuan Resistance Fighters Tell Indonesia “We Will Never Surrender”

Papuan Resistance Fighters Tell Indonesia “We Will Never Surrender”

“The only weapons we hold in our hands are Ukaa Mapega, bows and arrows, but we have pledged to God Almighty that we are ready to confront the Brimob troops of the Indonesian police and Densus 88, the elite for ...

Australia Involved in Military Operations in West Papua

Australia Involved in Military Operations in West Papua

Human Rights Defenders in West Papua accuse the Australian Government and an Australian-owned mining company, Paniai Gold, of being involved in ongoing military operations in Paniai, West Papua. In total 30 people ha ...

27 Villages Burned, 131 Relocated Overnight in Paniai, West Papua

27 Villages Burned, 131 Relocated Overnight in Paniai, West Papua

Thousands of people have reportedly fled in terror from a large area in Paniai, West Papua as a massive combined Police and military offensive attacked villages on December 13... ...

Benny Wenda: Indonesia’s Silent Genocide in West Papua

Benny Wenda: Indonesia’s Silent Genocide in West Papua

Over 400,000 civilians have been killed by the Indonesian security forces in West Papua since the early 1960s, and the last month has seen some of the bloodiest incidents in recent times. We have suffered daily acts ...

West Papua: Indonesian Soldiers Implicated in Brutal Murder

West Papua: Indonesian Soldiers Implicated in Brutal Murder

Authorities are investigating at least two soldiers in connection with the brutal slaying of two Freeport-Indonesia security men in a mysterious dusk ambush two months ago. ...