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  • Papuans regularly abducted, beaten by army

    INDONESIAN special forces soldiers based in the Papuan town of Merauke regularly abduct Papuans from the streets and their homes and and beat people indiscriminately, a report from Human Rights Watch says....
  • Five feared for life in Indonesia plane ordeal

    IN hindsight it was naive, possibly stupid. Venturing into a troubled province on foreign soil with no official documentation was never going to end well. But the five middle-aged Torres Strait residents – pilot William “Scotty” Scott-...
  • Merauke five free after nine months

    FIVE Australians held prisoner in the Indonesian province of Papua celebrated their long-awaited return home yesterday with a meat pie and a beer, expressing their delight to be back but anger at their treatment by authorities....
  • Merauke Five home, nine months on

    VERA Scott-Bloxam kissed the nose of her husband's light aircraft yesterday morning as the moment they had waited nine months for finally arrived. Pilot William Scott-Bloxam fired up the twin engines and the couple, along with friends Hubert Hofer, Keith...
  • Last-minute hitch delays flight from Merauke

    ONLY 15 minutes from their scheduled departure, the five Australian tourists detained for nine months in Indonesia's Papua province had their homecoming aborted yester- day. As immigration officials strode towards the Australians' light plane at Merauke ...
  • TNI soldiers involved in fatal shooting of Papuan teenager

    Thirteen-year-old Isak Pesakot was shot and killed by Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers patrolling in the Keerom regency, Papua, on Monday.Lt. Col. Susilo, spokesperson of the Papua Military Command, confirmed the incident on Tuesday....
  • Manifestatie: Papoea's groeten (NG) Veteranen

    Beste allemaal,   Groeten uit Oxford, Engeland. Wij hebben op 21 juni jl. op Stonehenge, tijdens de Summer Soltice Festival van de English Heritage, West Papua mogen vertegenwoordigen. De programma was van 20:30 uur tot 07:00 uur.   Benny We...
  • Anhaltende Militäroperationen im Hochland West Papuas

    Heute erreichten uns beunruhigende Nachrichten aus dem Puncak Jaya Hochlanddistrikt West Papuas. Zurzeit führen paramilitärische Einheiten der Polizei (Brimob) so genannte „Sweeping Operations“ durch. Mehrere Papuas sind getötet...
  • Buchtar Tabuni drohen 10 Jahre Haft wegen Demonstration und Rede

    Die Staatsanwaltschaft hat im Fall Buchtar Tabuni beim Gericht in Jayapura/West Papua zehn Jahre Haft wegen mutmaßlichen Landesverrats gefordert. Buchtar, der Vorsitzende der Internationalen Parlamentarier für West Papua (www.IPWP.org ), war im...
  • West Papua: The Forgotten People

    We are all familiar with Indonesia's terrible record of human rights abuse in East Timor, a sorry tale of oppression, murder and torture. East Timor became something of a cause celebre, as the world woke up to the facts of Indonesia’s illegal invasi...
  • Piloot schrikt van hond en schiet van baan

    Een klein Indonesisch passagiersvliegtuig is gisteren tijdens de landing in Digoel (Papua) van de baan geschoven. Waarschijnlijk verloor de piloot de controle over het vliegtuig toen hij een hond over de landingsbaan zag lopen. ...
  • 1026-INDONESIA-PLANE ACCIDENT

    MOD-DATE: 06/15/09 07:08:54 ASIA-JUN15-1026-INDONESIA-PLANE ACCIDENT   ASIA: STORY 1026  1026-INDONESIA-PLANE ACCIDENT BOVEN DIGOEL, PAPUA, INDONESIA JUNE 14, 2009 NATURAL WITH BAHASA INDONESIA NARRATION DURATION:01:15...
  • Victim Continue In Puncak Jaya, West Papua

    Victim Continue In Puncak Jaya, West Papua1 shot died, 11 wounds shot, 7 Girl raped, 20 houses burned, 48 pigs shot by TNITNI troops again killed 1 member of West Papua National Liberation Army [TPN-OPM]from the commander Goliat Tabuni in Tingginabut, Pun...
  • FWPC Photo News: Benny Wenda Give talk Faith & Justice at the Ridley Hall College in Cambridge.

    Today Behalf of the 250 Tribe I would like to big thank you for allowing me to talk about West Papuan Faith and justice.Faith for freedom for West Papuan Peoples is very Strong because faith is one of their fundamental right to be free from Indonesia.In W...
  • Merauke Five free to leave de bananenrepubliek Indonesië

    THE five Australians stuck in the remote Indonesian town of Merauke for the past nine months have been cleared of any wrongdoing by Indonesia's Supreme Court, paving the way for their freedom and return home. William Scott Bloxam, his wife Vera, Hubert H...
  • Papua group to examine Indonesian airstrip raid

    A self-styled exiled administration, the West Papua National Authority, says it’s investigating the two-week occupation of an airstrip in Papua’s Mamberamo Raya regency which ended on Sunday when Indonesian anti-terror police regained control ...
  • Five Australians cautious about impending release from Indonesia’s Papua region

    A supporter of five Australians detained in Indonesia since September for flying into Papua without visas or flight clearance says the group won’t be celebrating their release until they’re back in Australia. The five are to be set free after...
  • Lawyer asks about progress in the murder ofOpinus Tabuni

    A leading human rights lawyer in West Papua, Anum Siregar has expressed her concern that there has been no follow-up regarding the shooting dead of Opinus Tabuni, who died during an event to commemorate the anniversary of indigenous people's day on 9 Augu...
  • More Brimob Officers Sent to Jayapura

    KOMPAS.com - The government is sending reinforcement to Papua ahead of the July 8 presidential election by deploying three platoons of the elite police Mobile Brigade (Brimob).Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Widodo A.S. sai...
  • HRW: marteling in gevangenissen Papoea

    In gevangenissen in de Indonesische provincie Papoea worden geregeld gedetineerden gemarteld. Dat stelt mensenrechtenorganisatie Human Rights Watch....