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Indonesian Soldiers Killed During Papuan Separatist Raid
September 03, 2021

Indonesian Soldiers Killed During Papuan Separatist Raid

By Sebastian Strangio
The attack, which claimed the lives of four soldiers, was the deadliest to have taken place in the region this year.

In Papua Fighting, Indonesian Forces Claim Rebel Commander Killed
May 14, 2021

In Papua Fighting, Indonesian Forces Claim Rebel Commander Killed

By Sebastian Strangio
The reports follows Indonesian government promises of a crackdown on separatist fighters in the eastern region.
Amid Crackdown, Indonesia Arrests Papuan Independence Leader
May 11, 2021

Amid Crackdown, Indonesia Arrests Papuan Independence Leader

By Sebastian Strangio
Victor Yeimo stands accused of organizing the wave of violent pro-independence protests that hit the region in August 2019.

Indonesia Deploys Forces to Troubled Papua Region
May 05, 2021

Indonesia Deploys Forces to Troubled Papua Region

By Sebastian Strangio
The uneasy region seems set for another cycle of military crackdowns and separatist counter-attacks.

The Implications of the Worsening Security Situation in Papua
May 04, 2021

The Implications of the Worsening Security Situation in Papua

By Bilveer Singh
The recent killing of an Indonesian brigadier general heralds an intensification of the conflict in eastern Indonesia.

Indonesian Police: Clash in Papua Killed 5 Rebels, 1 Police Officer
April 28, 2021

Indonesian Police: Clash in Papua Killed 5 Rebels, 1 Police Officer

By Alfian Kartono
Attacks by rebels in several districts in Papua have increased over the past year.

In Exile, an Icon of the West Papuan Independence Struggle Fades
January 29, 2021

In Exile, an Icon of the West Papuan Independence Struggle Fades

By Leon Langdon
Benny Wenda has been a fierce advocate for the West Papuan cause. Why is it, then, that the proclamation of his presidency has been met with marked skepticism within West Papua?
UN Highlights Arrests, Killings in Indonesia’s Papua Region
November 30, 2020

UN Highlights Arrests, Killings in Indonesia’s Papua Region

By Sebastian Strangio
Recent tensions have been connected to Jakarta's planned extension of the region's Special Autonomy Law.

Can Jokowi Bring Peace to West Papua?
June 12, 2015

Can Jokowi Bring Peace to West Papua?

By Leonard C. Sebastian and Emirza Adi Syailendra
The Indonesian president is rolling out new initiatives, hoping for a breakthrough in a troubled region.

Indonesia’s Papua Censorship Obsession
August 19, 2014

Indonesia’s Papua Censorship Obsession

By Phelim Kine
The arrest of two French journalists is part of a decades-old policy of preventing foreign media scrutiny.

Free Papua Movement Leader Danny Kogoya Vows to Fight On
July 11, 2013

Free Papua Movement Leader Danny Kogoya Vows to Fight On

Danny Kogoya has called on leaders living abroad to return home to fight for West Papuan independence.

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