Jakarta – The families of victims of the 2014 Paniai massacre in Papua have sent a letter to the United Nations (UN), which has its head office in Geneva, Switzerland.
Protesters from the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP), the Papuan Central Highlands Indonesian Student Association (AMPTPI) and the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) held a protest action in front of the Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Thursday December 1.
Makassar – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the court hearings into the Paniai gross human rights violations in Papua, which are taking place at the Makassar District Court in South Sulawesi, are nothing more than a formality.
There has never been democracy for the Papuan people. Repression accompanied by violence has again been committed by security forces and reactionary ormas (mass or social organisation) against Papuan students in Bali.
Aldi Bimantara, Jayapura – A protest action in which Morning Star independence flags were flown by a group of students on the Jayapura Science and Technology University (USTJ) campus in Abepura has ended with seven students being arrested by police.
Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has noted discrepancies in the chronology presented by the public prosecutor (JPU) and the results of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) investigation into the 2014 Paniai massacre.
Jonh Roy Purba, Jayapura – The Morning Star independence flag and the flag of the pro-independence West Papua National Committee (KNPB) was flown when the body of West Papua activist Filep Jacob Samuel Karma was taken to be buried on Wednesday November 2. The two flags were flown in the midst of the crowd of Karma's sympathisers.
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is urging the government to investigate the cause of Filep Karma's death. The call was made after the Papua activist was found dead on Base G Beach in Jayapura on Tuesday November 1.
Jayapura – The witnesses testimonies by Polri (Indonesian police officers) that were presented during the hearings into the 2014 Paniai massacre case at the Makassar District Court in South Sulawesi on Wednesday September 28, reinforce the grounds for the Attorney General and the court not to just prosecute a single defendant.
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti is asking the government to open access to information on the violence happening in Papua, and that the government stop hiding up this information, especially from the international community.
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Chairperson Ahmad Taufan Damanik has denied that the Free Papua Organisation (OPM) commander they met with recently was from a group cultivated by the TNI (Indonesian military) and the Polri (Indonesian police).
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Emanuel Gobay is urging the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) to declare the murder and mutilation of four civilians in Mimika, Papua, as a gross human rights violation.
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Papua representative office, Frits Ramadey, says that the murder and mutilation of four Papuan civilians in Mimika was premeditated and planned by the perpetrators two days beforehand.
Jayapura – Three weeks after the incident, a report on the murder and mutilation of four civilians from Nduga in Timika, Mimika regency, Papua, was raised at a United Nations Human Rights Council session on Monday September 12 at the UN offices in Geneva.
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Security Sector Reform has again called on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to immediately stop using a militaristic security approach in dealing with the Papua problem.
Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – Military observer Al Araf believes that the case of the Army personnel who were involved in the mutilation and murder of four civilians in Mimika should be used as a consideration for the government to reevaluate the military approach in resolving the conflict in Papua.
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) has recorded that 61 people died during a series of 63 incidents of armed violence in Papua between 2021 and July 2022.
Reiner Brabar, Sorong – The Greater Sorong Papua People's Petition (PRP) is continuing to hold actions protesting the formation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in the territory of West Papua. The latest action was held in front of the Elin Sorong traffic lights on Thursday August 23.
Markus You, Nabire – The process of uncovering the alleged gross human rights violations that took place in the Bloody Paniai case on December 8, 2014, has failed to reveal the senior officer who allegedly gave the command to shoot into the crowd, which resulted in five people being killed and 11 others being injured.
Rizky Suryarandika, Jakarta – Human rights activist and lawyer for the families of the victims of the 2014 Paniai massacre in Papua, Younes Douw, has revealed the reluctance on the part of the families to attend the human rights trial hearing the case. The families object because only one person has been declared a suspect.