Police investigate attempt to open separatist office in Papua

The Jayawijaya Resort Police officers are questioning three witnesses on the alleged attempt to open an office of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (UMLWP) in Wamena, Papua, on Tuesday. Papua Regional Police Chief Insp. Gen. Paulus Waterpauw stated here on Thursday that the three individuals were being questioned as witnesses related to an attempt to open the UMLWP […]

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Indonesian govt considers amnesty for former OPM members

The Indonesian government says it will consider a request for amnesty from 10 former members of the West Papuan separatist group, the OPM. The Jakarta Post reports the members met with the National Intelligency Agency chief, Sutiyoso, to ask for amnesty, and the Papua administration has reportedly already made plans for the request. The Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Minister, […]

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