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Indonesia military finds 16 bodies after Papua massacre

Dec 06, 2018 - 3:51 PM

(UPDATED) The confirmed deaths, believed to be of construction workers, mark the deadliest bout of violence in years to hit a region wracked by a low-level independence insurgency

SURVIVOR. Indonesian police officers and airport officials push a stretcher with a survivor after they arrived in Timika, Papua province on December 6, 2018. Photo by Joseph Situmorang/AFP

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Indonesian soldiers are hunting for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province

An Indonesian military ambulance evacuates the body of a soldier in Wamena, Papua province on December 5, 2018, who was killed after coming under rebel gunfire while investigating reports that construction workers had been shot dead by separatist rebels in Nduga. Indonesian soldiers hunted on December 5 for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution. Joseph SITUMORANG / AFP

Australia tangkap pelaku pengibar Bendera Bintang Kejora di KJRI Melbourne

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Pelaku seorang pria berusia 42 tahun tidak ditahan setelah ditebus dengan uang jaminan

KIBARKAN BENDERA. Seorang pria (diduga bukan WNI) menerobos dan mengibarkan bendera di dalam bangunan KJRI Melbourne pada tanggal 6 Januari. Foto diambil dari screen shoot Facebook Izzy Brown

The 'slow motion genocide' happening in Indonesia the world knows little about

May 03, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Here s what the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane found when they went to West Papua

CLASH. Protesters from Papua clash with security guards in Jakarta late 2015. EPA / STR

Tourist killed by a crocodile in Indonesia

Apr 02, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The body of Sergey Lykhvar was discovered in Raja Ampat islands of West Papua 4 days after he was reported missing

Indonesia bans French journo, reporters cry foul

Jan 13, 2016 - 12:02 PM

We firmly condemn this flagrant violation of media freedom and this discrimination against an independent journalist who has committed no crime

DENIED. Indonesia denies French journalist Cyril Payen's visa request to film documentary in West Papua. Photo from @payenc Twitter account

Shooting of two students by police sparks outcry in Indonesia

Oct 01, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Police officers raided a residential building in Timika where a group of high school friends were socializing and opened fire on two teenagers who ran for their lives killing one

SHOOTING VICTIMS. One high school student is dead and another is in critical condition after being shot at by security forces in West Papua. Photo from Shutterstock

Earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua

Sep 25, 2015 - 12:28 AM

The USGS initially put the quake s magnitude at 6 9 but then revised it down to 6 6

Yudhoyono inaugurates statue of Christ in Papua

Aug 25, 2014 - 7:19 PM

The statue is located on the island where Christianity is believed to have first arrived in Papua