News

May 2021

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 21, 2021

Jakarta – Simultaneous protest actions held in three cities by the Papua People's Petition (PRP) have also taken up the situation in Palestine which has been heating up of late. They called for an immediate halt to the attacks on Palestine people in the Gaza Strip.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 21, 2021

Bandung – Activists from the Papua People's Solidarity (Sorak) held a protest action in front of the Merdeka building in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung on the afternoon of Friday May 21.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 21, 2021

Jakarta – A brief protest action was held by Papuan activists from the Papua People's Petition (PRP) at the Horse Statue on Jalan Medan Barat Jakarta in Central Jakarta at 8 am.

Indonesia
Liputan 6 – May 20, 2021

Tommy Kurnia, New York City – Indonesia has joined the List of Shame at the United Nations after rejecting a UN resolution on "The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity" (R2P).

West Papua
Suara Papua – May 19, 2021

Maria Baru, Sorong City – At least 31 human rights and pro-democracy organisations have urged the Indonesian government and the police to immediately release West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor Yeimo (VY) from all charges.

Indonesia
Detik News – May 18, 2021

Azhar Bagas, Jakarta – The Anti-Corruption Coalition has held a protest action in front of Corruption Eradication Corruption (KPK) building.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 18, 2021

Jakarta – The Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) along with 30 other civil society organisations is urging the police to unconditionally release West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Victor Yeimo following his arrest in Jayapura on Sunday May 9.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – May 17, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says that there were attempts to hack into a virtual press conference which they held today on Monday May 17.

Indonesia
JPNN.com – May 16, 2021

Ambon – The Ambon and Lease Islands municipal police in Maluku have declared three people suspects for flying the banned South Maluku Republic (RMS) independence flag in the Village of Ulath in Saparua sub-district, Central Maluku regency.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 16, 2021

Ambon – The Saparua sub-district sectoral police in Central Maluku regency have arrested two sympathisers of the South Maluku Republic (RMS) for raising the RMS independence flag in Negeri Ulath, East Saparua, Maluku.

West Papua
Suara Papua – May 15, 2021

Maria Baru, Sorong City – The Indonesian government's labeling of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) and the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) as terrorists is actually the complete opposite of their decade long mission to fight for Papuan independence.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 14, 2021

Jakarta – Lawyer and Papua rights activist Veronica Koman has reported the arrest of West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Victor Yeimo to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – May 13, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The cases of alleged human rights violations during the May 1998 riots in Jakarta have still not been resolved to this day.

Indonesia
Kumparan – May 13, 2021

The fate of corruption eradication in Indonesia is hanging in the balance after as many as 75 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees whose integrity and dedication has been tested for years have been kicked out of the agency by KPK Chairperson Commissioner General F

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 12, 2021

Jakarta – Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on the Indonesian police to drop politically motivated treason charges against West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Victor Yeimo.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 11, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) is questioning the Indonesian police's logic related to accusations that non-government organisations (NGOs) and human rights activists are inflaming the situation in Papua.

West Papua
Detik News – May 11, 2021

Audrey Santoso, Jayapura – Police say that Victor Yeimo, the actor behind the riots in Papua two years ago, is in contact with lawyer and human rights activist Veronica Koman, who is in Australia, and is supplying her with data.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 11, 2021

Jakarta – The Freedom of Religion and Beliefs Coalition, which is made up of a number of non-government organisations (NGOs), has revealed several odd questions included in the civics or nationalism test (TWK) given to Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 11, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesian police have stated that non-government organisations (NGOs) and human rights activists are inflaming the situation in Papua.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 9, 2021

Jakarta – A fugitive from the law who has been sought by police over the 2019 riots in Papua, Victor Yeimo, was arrested in Jayapura, Papua, on Sunday May 9.