Locals under threat from armed groups in Papua

Source: Jakarta Post | Friday, September 16 2016 Security is still a major concern in the country’s easternmost region with many civilian groups and security officers participating in fatal shootings. The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) said on Thursday that so long as criminals in Puncak Jaya, Puncak and Lanny Jaya possessed guns, security in…

Chairman of Papua Provincial Parliament (DPRP) Yunus Wonda invites young Papuan generation to increase the spirit of Indonesian nationalism

Jayapura (free translation from facta-news.com ). By Markus Adii Indigenous Papuan, Yunus Wonda is the best son of Indonesia from Puncak Jaya , Papua, who became the chairman of DPRP. He feels very moved and proud as the reader of Indonesian proclamation text at the 71th anniversary of Indonesian independence in Mandala field Jayapura with Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe…

New strategy behind separatism in Papua

Benny YP Siahaan, Geneva | Thu, 08/07/2008 10:08 AM Jakarta Post Separatism in Papua is now perhaps the only remaining serious and long-standing separatist problem in Indonesia after the issue of Acehnese separatism was finally and successfully resolved. Following the Aceh peace deal in 2005, it is expected that the Papuan rebellion will follow in…

Indonesia making progress on rights

Indonesia’s military is largely moving in the right direction on human rights despite the videotaped torture of civilians in restive Papua, a senior US defence official said Tuesday. Robert Scher, the top Pentagon official handling Southeast Asia, reiterated US concerns that the 10-month sentences handed last month to three soldiers over the abuse in Papua…

Allegations of deliberate human rights violation by TNI

“There have been such allegations in Papua and West Papua. However, we have seen no evidence that such incidents are part of a deliberate or systematic campaign by the TNI or Government of Indonesia. In Indonesia, as in all countries, isolated incidents of abuse can, and do, occur despite the best efforts of any military…

Indonesia rights body reports torture in Papua

AFP The National Human Rights Commission has submitted to President Yudhoyono a report on its investigations Indonesia’s top human rights body on Thursday urged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to take action against “serious” rights violations by security forces in Papua region, the most eastern provinces of Indonesia. The National Human Rights Commission has submitted to…

Testimony in the US: The Status of Papua, Indonesia

Testimony Joe Yun (Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs) Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment Washington, DC, September 22, 2010 Chairman Faleomavaega, Mr. Manzullo, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today on the situation in Papua.…