West Papua
What is happening in West Papua?

The turmoil in the Indonesian ruled-Papuan provinces refuses to die down even after nearly a month of protests and violent repression.

Papua protests 6 activists and students in detention on treason charges for expressing solidarity with Papuan people

Protests are continuing in the provinces of Papua and West Papua, as well as in provinces in Indonesia, for the second week in a row despite state repression and a partial communications blackout

West papua West Papua in turmoil as police repression continues

Outrage and unrest has spread across the region, due to police violence directed at demonstrations commemorating the anniversary of the New York Agreement.

Violent Repression of Papuans marks the eve of Indonesia’s Independence Day

Over 168 Papuan protesters in the Papuan capital Jayapura along with other cities have been detained by the police, and over three dozen activists and students were injured in police violence

Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto Indonesian polls: No real choice for voters

The contest between incumbent Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and Prabowo Subianto does not translate into a contest between two different visions of the country

Police cracking down on students Indonesian police cracks down on students demonstrating for West Papuan rights

Members of the Papuan Student Alliance, as well as Indonesian students, organised a demonstration to demand West Papua’s right to self-determination, boycotting of elections, and closing of PT Freeport

Indonesia forces in West Papua Indonesian military accused of using banned chemical weapons in West Papua

In the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, a movement for self-determination has been going on since the 1960s.

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