TEHRAN, Sept 10 -Police in Papua have arrested 85 suspects since ethnic unrest erupted in Indonesia’s easternmost region in mid-August, a spokesman said, accusing a separatist leader based in Britain of fomenting Papua’s most serious civil strife in years.
TEHRAN, August 19 -Protesters in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua set fire to tires and torched a local parliament building on Monday after a demonstration against the recent detention of scores of Papuan students, according to media reports and an official.
TEHRAN, Mar 07 - Three Indonesian soldiers were killed Thursday in a gunbattle with Papuan independence fighters, the military said, adding to more than two dozen deaths in the conflict since November.
TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Five independent experts linked to the U.N. human rights office are calling for quick and impartial investigations of mistreatment by Indonesian security forces of indigenous Papuans, including alleged killings, unlawful arrests and use of snakes to terrorize.
TEHRAN, July 02 - Security forces in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua have unlawfully killed at least 95 people in the eight years since 2010, with almost no accountability, rights group Amnesty International said in a report on Monday.
TEHRAN, June 16 -Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency, suspended a provincial government and is sending armed forces to its rugged highlands to restore order after rioters went on a rampage of looting and burning, the government said.
TEHRAN, March 9 - Indonesian authorities foiled the shipment of 21 containers of prized ironwood from Papua, highlighting what environmentalists say is a rampant illegal trade in the country's easternmost region.
TEHRAN, November 10-Papua New Guinea authorities destroyed makeshift shelters and removed water sources in a shuttered Australia refugee camp Friday, just hours ahead of a deadline for the inmates to leave or be forced out, detainees said.
TEHRAN, November 7 - Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court rejected an application on Tuesday to restore water, electricity and food supplies to an Australian-run detention center for asylum seekers where nearly 600 men have been barricaded for a week.
TEHRAN, October 23 -Australia will spend up to A$250 million ($195 million) housing nearly 800 refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea for the next 12 months after its controversial detention center closes this month.
SYDNEY, July 09, 2014 (AFP) - A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, piling pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott who Wednesday said he would not be morally blackmailed.