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Indonesia’s Papua Region at Risk of Mass Violence, Report Claims
July 27, 2022

Indonesia’s Papua Region at Risk of Mass Violence, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
The Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide claims that the region bears many of the structural risk factors associated with past mass atrocities.

9 Killed in Attack in Indonesia’s Papua Province, Say Police
July 19, 2022

9 Killed in Attack in Indonesia’s Papua Province, Say Police

By Sebastian Strangio
The killings came amid protests over an Indonesian government plan to create new provinces in the eastern region.
Indonesia’s New Plans for Papua Can’t Hide Its Decades of Failures
June 21, 2022

Indonesia’s New Plans for Papua Can’t Hide Its Decades of Failures

By Aprila Wayar and Johnny Blades
A plan to create three new provinces in the Papua region highlights how Jakarta's development approach has failed to resolve a long-running conflict.

UN Experts Call Out ‘Shocking Abuses’ in Indonesia’s Papua Region
March 03, 2022

UN Experts Call Out ‘Shocking Abuses’ in Indonesia’s Papua Region

By Sebastian Strangio
Human rights specialists noted a deterioration in the security situation since the assassination of a high-ranking Indonesian intelligence officer last April.

Adriana Elisabeth on the Conflict in West Papua
July 27, 2021

Adriana Elisabeth on the Conflict in West Papua

By Sebastian Strangio
Dr. Adriana Elisabeth on the roots of the conflict in Papua, the Indonesian government’s response to a recent uptick in insurgent activity, and what it will take to resolve the decades-long crisis.

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.

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.
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?

Indonesia's Papua Issue in Focus with High-Level Court Review
April 27, 2019

Indonesia's Papua Issue in Focus with High-Level Court Review

By Associated Press
Lawyers are challenging Indonesia’s incorporation of the region into its territory a half-century ago.

Indonesia Sending Soldiers to Build Highway in Tense Papua
March 08, 2019

Indonesia Sending Soldiers to Build Highway in Tense Papua

By Associated Press
The project has been targeted for attacks by separatists, scaring off civilian workers.
Polish Man's Treason Trial Spotlights Indonesia's Papua Problem
February 09, 2019

Polish Man's Treason Trial Spotlights Indonesia's Papua Problem

By Associated Press
The ongoing trial has raised further concerns regarding a longstanding issue in the Southeast Asian state.

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