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Alleged Paniai massacre images distributed on social media networks. Image: Pacific Scoop Pacific Scoop:Report – By Nethy Darma Somba and Hasyim Widhiarto in Jayapura Human rights activists have demanded that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo form an independent team to probe a shooting in Paniai, Papua, that claimed the lives of at least five civilians and wounded 21. “President […]
A unified movement represents a new hope for West Papuans to continue building momentum for their self-determination struggle in spite of allegations of a new atrocity in Paniai by Indonesian security forces this week, writes Ben Bohane from Port Vila. IN A gathering of West Papuan leaders in Vanuatu earlier this month, different factions of the independence movement united […]
Indonesia police and military brass are reportedly distancing themselves from blame for the shooting of the five young West Papuan civilians in the highlands region of Paniai. Four men were killed and over a dozen injured when security forces, both police and military, allegedly opened fire on a crowd on Monday that was protesting at […]