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West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB)

Papuan Rebel Group Says It Is Willing to Release Abducted New Zealand Pilot

Papuan Rebel Group Says It Is Willing to Release Abducted New Zealand Pilot

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement hinted at disagreements within the separatist movement, which could complicate Philip Mehrtens' release.

Could the Papua Hostage Situation Have Been Prevented?

Could the Papua Hostage Situation Have Been Prevented?

By Aprila Wayar
As the hostage-taking of New Zealand pilot Philip Mark Mehrtens enters its sixth consecutive month, his whereabouts in eastern Indonesia remain unknown.
Indonesia Confirms 3 More Troops Killed in Papua Ambush

Indonesia Confirms 3 More Troops Killed in Papua Ambush

By Sebastian Strangio
The attack came as a unit of soldiers attempted to search for a New Zealand pilot captured by Papuan separatists in February.

Papuan Separatists Ambush Indonesian Forces Searching for Kidnapped Pilot

Papuan Separatists Ambush Indonesian Forces Searching for Kidnapped Pilot

By Sebastian Strangio
In addition to one confirmed death, nine soldiers have reportedly been taken hostage by separatist rebels.

Papuan Rebels Take New Zealand Pilot Hostage in Remote Area

Papuan Rebels Take New Zealand Pilot Hostage in Remote Area

By Sebastian Strangio
The West Papua National Liberation Army says it holds Western countries, including New Zealand, responsible for supporting the Indonesian military.

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

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.

Separatist Fighters Kill 8 Telecom Technicians in Papua Province

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.
Indonesia and the Papua Issue: Resolution Increasingly Unlikely

Indonesia and the Papua Issue: Resolution Increasingly Unlikely

By Uday Bakhshi
With a more violent armed separatist organization being active, and Jakarta’s reticence to win hearts and minds, the avenues for reconciliation are decreasing.

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