Locals under threat from armed groups in Papua

Source: Jakarta Post | Friday, September 16 2016 Security is still a major concern in the country’s easternmost region with many civilian groups and security officers participating in fatal shootings. The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) said on Thursday that so long as criminals in Puncak Jaya, Puncak and Lanny Jaya possessed guns, security in…

Police, TNI, in pursuit of killer of teacher in Papua

Shocking news from Jakarta Post The National Police are stepping up the hunt for the gunman in a mysterious shooting that left a teacher dead in Mulia district, Puncak Jaya, Papua on Monday. “We’re paying [the case] special attention and our personnel remain on alert. There are at least three Mobile Brigade [Brimob] battalions deployed to…

Chairman of Papua Provincial Parliament (DPRP) Yunus Wonda invites young Papuan generation to increase the spirit of Indonesian nationalism

Jayapura (free translation from facta-news.com ). By Markus Adii Indigenous Papuan, Yunus Wonda is the best son of Indonesia from Puncak Jaya , Papua, who became the chairman of DPRP. He feels very moved and proud as the reader of Indonesian proclamation text at the 71th anniversary of Indonesian independence in Mandala field Jayapura with Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe…

Nothing but the Truth: Marty

The Jakarta Post Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Margareth S. Aritonang, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The government says it will deliver a frank assessment of the country’s human rights record when it reports to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Wednesday. Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, who will deliver the report at the UNHRC’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, said that the report would discuss the positives and negatives of the nation’s human rights record.

Indonesia: Amnesty International welcomes President’s commitment on accountability in Papua

Amnesty International 17 February 2012, 11:41AM Amnesty International welcomes the acknowledgement by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that security forces have committed human rights violations in the region of Papua. The President said further that he wants an end to repressive actions by the military and police in Papua. In turning his words into action, the President should…

No Political Prisoners in Papua

Arientha Primanita | December 12, 2011 Coordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs Djoko Suyanto on Monday denied that there are political prisoners detained in Papua as alleged by human rights organizations. “No political prisoners in Papua,” Djoko said. “I told Amnesty International that there are only criminals. In a seminar or demonstration, no…