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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.”

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.
Conflict Resolution in Papua and the Label of Terrorism
May 07, 2021

Conflict Resolution in Papua and the Label of Terrorism

By Vidhyandika Djati Perkasa and Alif Satria
Labeling the West Papua National Army-Free Papua Organization a terrorist outfit complicates future conflict resolution efforts.

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?

Pacific Islands Forum Presses for Human Rights Mission to West Papua
October 09, 2020

Pacific Islands Forum Presses for Human Rights Mission to West Papua

By Joshua Mcdonald
Protests continue in West Papua as the Pacific Islands Forum seeks access to assess the human rights situation.
Indonesia Jails 7 Papua Anti-Racism Activists for Treason
June 17, 2020

Indonesia Jails 7 Papua Anti-Racism Activists for Treason

By Associated Press
The seven had participated in protests last year, during which they called for a referendum on Papuan independence.

East Turkistan, West Papua and an Extraordinary Game of Football
October 16, 2019

East Turkistan, West Papua and an Extraordinary Game of Football

By Henryk Szadziewski
“For us, our passion for the game shows the world the skills and aspirations of our people.”

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.

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings
September 03, 2019

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings

By Joshua Mcdonald
Tensions mount in Indonesia amid reports of killings during Papuan pro-independence protests.
West Papua’s Quest for Independence
July 25, 2019

West Papua’s Quest for Independence

By Olivia Tasevski
50 years since the so-called Act of Free Choice, an independent West Papua is closer but still elusive.

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