Indonesian police arrest Papuan independence leader Victor Yeimo on treason charges

Indonesian authorities have arrested Papuan independence leader Victor Yeimo over accusations that he orchestrated some of the most serious civil unrest in decades that broke out in 2019, police said on Monday. Tension has reignited in recent weeks in Indonesia’s easternmost provinces, with President Joko Widodo calling for a crackdown after a senior intelligence figure… Read More Indonesian police arrest Papuan independence leader Victor Yeimo on treason charges

Four officers, six civilians injured as Islamist family attack police checkpoint in Indonesia

A family of Islamist militants in Indonesia carried an eight-year-old into a suicide bomb attack against police in Surabaya on Monday, a day after another militant family killed 13 people in suicide attacks on three churches in the same city. The suicide bombers rode two motorbikes up to a checkpoint outside a police station and… Read More Four officers, six civilians injured as Islamist family attack police checkpoint in Indonesia

Thirteen dead, several injured as family launch suicide attacks on churches in Indonesia

A family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials said. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, has seen a recent resurgence in homegrown militancy and police said the family who carried out Sunday’s attacks… Read More Thirteen dead, several injured as family launch suicide attacks on churches in Indonesia