21 Jan 2019

Concern for villages amid conflict in Papuan Highlands

From , 5:03 am on 21 January 2019

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says it's deeply concerned about the welfare of innocent civilians in Papua's central Highlands.

Since late last year, a large military operation has been underway around Nduga regency in pursuit of the West Papua Liberation Army the armed wing of the OPM Free Papua Movement

The Liberation Army killed at least 16 Indonesian road construction workers and a soldier in early December.

The Liberation Movement's deputy secretary-general Octo Mote says the attack angered the Indonesian president.

West Papuans demonstrate support for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua's bid to be a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group.

Members of the United Liberation Movement Photo: Tabloid Jubi