West Papua

July 2022

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Suara Papua – July 25, 2022

Ardi Bayage, Yahukimo – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) rejects violence in the struggle for West Papuan liberation. This was conveyed by KNPB spokesperson Ones Suhuniap on Saturday July 23 when speaking with Suara Papua.

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Suara Papua – July 20, 2022

Jayapura – The formation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua is still leaving problems in its wake, the latest being the issue of bribes allegedly paid by Merauke Regent Romanus Mbaraka to House of Representatives (DPR) lawmakers to change an article in the revised Specia

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Kompas.com – July 19, 2022

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is calling for an end to the cycle of violence in Papua following the killing of 11 civilians in Nduga regency on Saturday July 16.

Statements
Suara Papua – July 14, 2022

Reiner Brabar, Jayapura – The Papua People's Petition (PRP) as the group responsible for the simultaneous actions with the principle agenda of rejecting revisions to the Special Autonomy Law (Otsus) on Papua, opposing the planned creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Pap

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Arah Juang – July 14, 2022

Sharon Muller – Demonstrations against the creation of three new autonomous regions (DOB) have flared up in different parts of Papua: Sorong, Kaimana, Yahukimo, Wamena, Nabire, Jayapura and Merauke.

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Suara Papua – July 14, 2022

Reiner Brabar, Jayapura – Following an earlier call by the Papua People's Petition (PRP) and despite being marred by police blockades, forced dispersals and assaults on protesters, simultaneous mass actions were held in various parts of the country on Thursday July 14, .

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Suara Papua – July 11, 2022

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – The Papuan public's reaction to the central government's decision to form new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua has been divided with some groups opposing it and other supporting it. This division has the potential to trigger social conflicts.

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Kompas.com – July 4, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – There is concern that conflict with the security forces will become sharper after the law on the creation of three new provinces in Papua, namely Central Papua, South Papua and the Papua Highlands provinces, was ratified by the House of Representat

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MRP Papua – July 1, 2022

Jakarta – The Papua People's Council (MRP) says that a Coordinating Ministry for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs (Kemenko Polhukam) deputy told them that the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua is to narrow the space for the West Papua National Liberation Ar

Analysis
Kompas.com – July 1, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta -– The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) enacted three draft laws on the creation of three new provinces in Papua at a plenary meeting on Thursday June 30, namely, South Papua, Central Papua and the Papua Highlands.

June 2022

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CNN Indonesia – June 29, 2022

Jakarta – Around 150 Papuans students held a demonstration in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday June 29, to reject the creation of three new provinces in Papua.

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CNN Indonesia – June 17, 2022

Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has discussed the plan to hold a peaceful dialogue to resolve the problems in Papua during its visit to the United Nation's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Kompas.com – June 16, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The State Intelligence Agency (BIN) has finally spoken out over allegations that mortars it imported from Serbia were dropped on villages in Papua in 2021.

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Merdeka.com – June 16, 2022

Supriatin – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD has refuted news that the United Nations Human Rights Council recently highlighted human rights violations in Indonesia, including the current situation in Papua.

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Suara Papua – June 14, 2022

Agus Pabika, Jayapura -— The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) commemorated the killing of Papua activist Musa Mako Tabuni today.

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Suara.com – June 13, 2022

Chandra Iswinarno – Marking 21 years since the still unresolved Wasior Tragedy in Wasior district, Papua, in 2001, the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) notes that incidents of violence in Papua continue to increase.

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CNN Indonesia – June 8, 2022

Jakarta – A protest action by Papuan students which took place in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar, which was opposing the creation of new autonomous regions in Papua, ended in a clash with a social organisation (ormas).

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Kompas.com – June 3, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that as of Friday evening, June 3, at least 20 people had been injured as a result of police violence in dealing with protest actions against the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua and West P

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Kompas.com – June 3, 2022

Sorong Maichel (contributor), Sorong – Police were forced to break up a demonstration opposing the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua which was held at the Sorong city Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) office in Sorong, West Papua, on Friday afternoon, Ju

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CNN Indonesia – June 3, 2022

Jakarta – Two students were reportedly injured today when they were blocked by police during a long-march in the provincial capital of Jayapura opposing new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua. The police meanwhile have denied this.