Shooting of Yulianus Tebai: Case goes to witness examination phase at Nabire District Court

The case concerning the deadly shooting of Yulianus Tebai, a member of the Dogiyai Regency’s Pamong Praja Police Unit (Sat Pol PP) in Central Papua Province (Papua Tengah), has progressed to the witness examination phase at the Nabire District Court. Yulianus Tebai was shot on 21 January 2023 by a subordinate of Samuel D. Tatiratu, the Police Chief of Dogiyai.

Indigenous communities report and oppose illegal mining activities of PT Zoomlion in their customary land in Kapiraya, Deiyai

Indigenous communities in Kapiraya district, Deiyai Regency, Papua Tengah (Central Papua) Province, are actively protesting the operations of PT Zoomlion, a Chinese company, which entered the area in 2023 to extract gold with heavy machinery (excavators) without obtaining permits from either the customary right owners or the relevant government authorities.

Arrest of TPNPB member in Paniai fuels tensions between joint security forces and TPNPB

The arrest of Peni Petrus Pekei, also known as Petrus Pekei, by the Cartenz Peace Operation Task Force Cartenz and the Dogiyai Police on 17 May 2024, has sparked controversy in Paniai, Central Papua. Pekei, allegedly the General Operations Commander for the TPNPB-OPM (West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation) in the Dokoge-Paniai region, was arrested near Paniai.