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Prominent Papuan Independence Activist Reported Dead After Drowning
November 02, 2022

Prominent Papuan Independence Activist Reported Dead After Drowning

By Sebastian Strangio
A longtime proponent of non-violence, Filep Karma spent years calling for "a dignified dialogue with the Indonesian government."

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.

Indonesian Governor in Papua Casts Doubt on Plan for New Provinces: Report
May 30, 2022

Indonesian Governor in Papua Casts Doubt on Plan for New Provinces: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The plan to break Papua and West Papua into five provinces has spurred widespread protests in the eastern region.

Separatist Fighters Kill 8 Telecom Technicians in Papua Province
March 04, 2022

Separatist Fighters Kill 8 Telecom Technicians in Papua Province

By Sebastian Strangio
The attack came on the same day that a group of U.N. experts called out Indonesia's "shocking abuses" in the eastern province.

Protests Greet Indonesia’s Renewal of Papuan Autonomy Law
July 19, 2021

Protests Greet Indonesia’s Renewal of Papuan Autonomy Law

By Sebastian Strangio
Rights groups claim that the revised law could lead to “further marginalization and militarization in the region.”

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.
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.

Death Toll Climbs in Indonesia’s Papua Protests
September 26, 2019

Death Toll Climbs in Indonesia’s Papua Protests

By Associated Press
The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen yet again.

Why is West Papua in Constant Turmoil?
September 12, 2019

Why is West Papua in Constant Turmoil?

By Bilveer Singh
The Indonesian territory has struggled for independence for more than 50 years.

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.
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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