Solomons concerned about abuses in West Papua

Solomon Islands has raised concern about human rights violations in the Indonesian Province of West Papua at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Its diplomat in Geneva, Barrett Salato, has told the Council that human rights violations in Papua need urgent attention by the world community. Mr Salato said Solomon Islands remained concerned by arbitrary arrests, summary executions, […]

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New airline launches in Papua region with four aircraft

In a bid to ease the movement of people and goods across Papua and West Papua, Spirit Avia Sentosa (SAS) has begun operations with four aircraft to connect the central and southern part of the county’s mountainous easternmost region. SAS, owned by senior Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Panda Nababan, launched its first flight from Frans Kaisiepo Airport […]

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Marijuana Dealers in Jayapura are Mostly Children: Social Welfare Office

Jayapura, Jubi – Marijuana dealers in Jayapura Municipality are mostly children under 17 years old, and Abepura is the most at-risk area for trade of the drug, Papua Social Welfare and Settlement Office said. “I saw it myself. This is a mafia game that had to be taken seriously. If not, it could be dangerous, because they have gangs,” said […]

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