West Papua independence movement
Protestors demanding freedom for political prisoners in West Papua face arrests and violence

As demands for the release of Papuan pro-independence activist Victor Yeimo grow in Indonesia, protesters are facing repression and mass arrests. Yeimo, general secretary of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), was arrested earlier this month for his role in the anti-racism protests of 2019.

West Papua protests Papuan protesters attacked and arrested for demanding pro-independence leader’s release

Victor Yeimo, a pro-independence leader, was arrested under charges of treason earlier this month for his role in the anti-racism Papuan protests of 2019. Civil society groups and West Papuan activists have been demanding his release ever since

As violence continues in West Papua, calls to release political prisoners grow stronger

On May 21, protests were held in different parts of Indonesia to demand the release of recently arrested activists

Defiant voices combat militarization and state repression worldwide

Despite heightened militarization and oppressive tactics by states, people across the world refused to give in and fought back for their rights to life and dignity

19 killed by police in West Papua in sixth consecutive week of protests

On the 36th day of the police and military clampdown imposed by the Indonesian government in West Papua, several protesters have been killed by indiscriminate police fire in different parts of the region.

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

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 45

In this episode, we look into the police repression in Indonesia, pride march in Poland, peasant women’s mobilizations in Brazil and the protests against a gold mine in UK’s Northern Ireland.

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 elections “Indonesian elections are a battle between right and far-right”

Surya Anta, spokesperson of the People’s Liberation Party of Indonesia as well as Indonesia People’s Front for West Papua, talked to Peoples Dispatch about the choices before Indonesians in the upcoming presidential elections.

Protest in support for West Papua movement Military crackdown in West Papua intensifies as Indonesia prepares for election

The Indonesian rule in West papua is marked by numerous human rights violations, and has been met with severe resistance by the people.

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