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Indonesian police ban violent protests, separatism in Papua

Indonesian police ban violent protests, separatism in Papua

Indonesian police have banned violent demonstrations and speeches promoting separatism in the easternmost region of Papua

Six protesters killed in Papua clash: eyewitness

Six protesters killed in Papua clash: eyewitness

Indonesian authorities shot dead six protesters in its unrest-wracked Papua region Wednesday, according to an eyewitness, while authorities said a soldier was killed in the clash.

Indonesia blocks internet in Papua over unrest fears

Indonesia blocks internet in Papua over unrest fears

Indonesia has cut off internet access in unrest-hit Papua over fears that a stream of offensive and racist online posts would spark more violent protests in the region, but critics slammed the move as a threat to free speech.

Indonesia police search for inmates after Papua jail set ablaze

Indonesia police search for inmates after Papua jail set ablaze

Indonesian police were hunting on Tuesday for more than 250 inmates who fled a jail in Papua that had been set ablaze a day earlier

Police regain control in Indonesia's Papua region after protests

Police regain control in Indonesia's Papua region after protests

Indonesia's police chief said on Monday that authorities in the easternmost Papua region were regaining control after protesters set fire to tyres and torched a local parliament building

Flash floods kill at least 50 in Indonesia's Papua

Flash floods kill at least 50 in Indonesia's Papua

Flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province have killed at least 50 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers raced to help dozens of other victims of the disaster.

Hundreds of students flee violence in Indonesia's Papua

Hundreds of students flee violence in Indonesia's Papua

Hundreds of students have fled fighting in Indonesia's restive Papua province, a local NGO said, amid unconfirmed reports of violent military reprisals after a massacre of civilian workers by separatist rebels.

Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade him to confess during an interrogation session in the easternmost area of Papua.

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Indonesian soldiers hunted Wednesday for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution.

Indonesia says Papua separatists suspected of killing at least 24 workers

Indonesia says Papua separatists suspected of killing at least 24 workers

Security forces in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua are hunting for a separatist group suspected of killing at least 24 construction workers building a bridge in a remote district, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.

Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles.

Indonesian policeman shot dead near US-owned mine

Indonesian policeman shot dead near US-owned mine

An Indonesian policeman was shot dead and another was seriously wounded near a giant US-owned copper and gold mine Wednesday, authorities said, the latest in a string of shootings in restive Papua province.