The armed contacts occurred before what it was said ‘evacuation of civilians’ in Banti and Kimbeli were justified by Hendrik Wanmang, Commander of Operation of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPN-PB) III Timika. “Two of our members were wounded in a shootout last morning,” Hendrik Wanmang said briefly to Jubi via telephone on Saturday (November 18). But another source […]

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Alor Maritime Festival 2017 comes to an end

The last day Alor Maritime Festival 2017 fell on Nov. 19. The two-day festival was held at Kalabai Mini Field, Alor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). The closing night featured performances from dangdut singer Fitri Carlina, a cooking fish competition and a prize-giving ceremony. Alor Regent Amand Djobo said that the festival helped in speeding up the development in Alor. The area […]

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Civilian hostages being used as human shields: Human rights activist

An armed group was deliberately using the over one thousand civilian hostages in Tembagapura, Mimika, Papua, as human shields in the fight against the state, National Human Rights Commission`s (Komnas HAM`s) Papua chapter revealed. Frits Ramandey, head of the Papua human rights office, here, Friday, urged the armed group to allow access to food and medicine supplies needed by some […]

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