West Papua

July 2022

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.

May 2022

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CNN Indonesia – May 20, 2022

Jakarta – On Friday May 20 President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo invited political figures from Papua and West Papua provinces to an audience at the Bogor Presidential Palace in Bogor city, West Java.

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CNN Indonesia – May 20, 2022

Jakarta – Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Emanuel Gobay says that demonstrations or protest actions are regulated under Law Number 9/1998 on the Freedom to Convey an Opinion.

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CNN Indonesia – May 18, 2022

Jakarta – The University of Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM UI) believes that the state has been acting repressively against indigenous Papuans protesting against the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua.

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Pembebasan – May 13, 2022

Sahabandi – On Friday May 13, the Greater Jakarta Papua People's Petition Joint Secretariat (PRP Sekber Jabodetabek) and the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) held a protest action with the theme "Expel the Indonesian occupation through the DOB and Otsus in Wes

Statements
Joint Statement – May 11, 2022

There has never been any democracy for the Papuan people! We continue to be shown the very tangible distain for the democratic rights of the Papuan people. With every day that passes the space for free expression for the Papuan people continues to shrink.

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CNN Indonesia – May 10, 2022

Jakarta – Police arrested at least seven people in relation to a protest action in Jayapura on Tuesday May 10 against the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua.

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CNN Indonesia – May 10, 2022

Jakarta – Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Emanuel Gobay says that a participant of a demonstration in Jayapura opposing the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua is in a critical condition after being shot by a rubber bullet allegedly fired by a police of

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CNN Indonesia – May 9, 2022

Jakarta – The Humanitarian Coalition for Papua is urging the authorities to immediately and fully investigate an attack on the Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) offices in Jayapura.

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Suara Papua – May 7, 2022

Yance Agapa, Paniai – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is asking the government to halt the planned gold mine at Wabu Block in Intan Jaya regency, until there is agreement from the Papua indigenous people in the area.