West Papuan advicates suspect that Indonesian security forces are behind the shootings of five Papuan youths, aged between 15 and 18 years old, in the Yahukimo Regency in the highlands of Indonesian-occupied West Papua, reports Susan Price.
Indonesian occupation of West Papua
Prominent West Papuan independence activist Victor Yeimo was released from prison in Indonesia's occupied capital of West Papua on September 23, sparking celebration among Papuans, reports Yamin Kogoya.
At its recent summit, the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) resolved to continue the independence struggle from inside West Papua and reaffirmed its demand that Indonesia lift its international media ban in the occupied territory, reports Susan Price.
West Papuans and their supporters say they have been “let down” by Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders over a decision not to admit the United Liberation Movement of West Papua as a full member, reports Susan Price.
International scrutiny of Indonesia's brutal occupation of West Papua was given a boost with the release of the documentary Paradise Bombed, which details Indonesia’s military occupation of West Papua and its 2021 bombing of Kiwirok and surrounding remote mountain villages, reports Leo Earle.
Indonesian security forces violently cracked down on a peaceful West Papuan National Congress (KNPB) demonstration on July 12, called to show support for West Papua's application to become a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), reports Susan Price.
Ten activists — members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) — were arrested by Indonesian authorities on July 11 in Jayapura, while handing out leaflets to promote a protest, reports Susan Price.
Grasberg mine — the largest gold mine and third-largest copper mine in the world — is central to the story of West Papua’s colonisation, writes Leo Earle.
A peaceful protest in Bali calling for a referendum on West Papuan independence was targeted by Indonesian nationalists, reports Susan Price.
A West Papuan university student was charged with treason for raising the Morning Star flag and calling for a referendum on West Papuan independence at a rally last November, reports Susan Price.
A peaceful resolution to the kidnapping of Phillip Mehrtens and Indonesia's war of occupation in West Papua needs to be found, writes Yamin Kogoya.
A new defence cooperation agreement between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia is causing concern to West Papuans and raising question that need answers, writes Yamin Kagoya.
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