Jayapura, Jubi – One of the lawyers of 13 detainees (one died in custody) in Merauke Police said the police released the remaining 12 detainees on April 2, 2021, after they failed to co
Arbitrary Arrest & Detention
April 5, 2021
March 23, 2021
Indonesian police have made an arbitrary arrest of five students holding a peaceful action in front of the Jayapura University of Science and Technology, according to Papuan news source
March 17, 2021
Human rights defenders are concerned about the welfare of two West Papuan activists detained in Indonesia's capital.
March 4, 2021
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Michael Hilman, a lawyer for the Papuan Students Alliance in Greater Jakarta, on Thursday criticized the arrest of two of his clients, Kelvin Molama and R
March 1, 2021
A North Aceh woman has been forced to take her six-month-old baby to prison after she was convicted of defamation under the Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE), as conc
February 26, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Relatives of four women recently charged with criminal damage after throwing rocks at a tobacco factory in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province have demanded
February 22, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Police in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province have arrested four women for throwing rocks during a protest on Dec.
February 19, 2021
Hengky Yeimo, Nabire – The spokesperson of West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Timika area, Emanuel Dogopia, was taken from his parents' house in Timika, the center of Mimika regenc
February 11, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua) Director Emanuel Gobay, said that Merauke Police had denied 13 activists from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) thei
January 27, 2021
Adi Briantika – A group of Papuan students in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta, who were planning to hold a protest action opposing the extension of Papua
January 25, 2021
Jayapura, Jubi – Merauke District Court in Papua held a pre-trial hearing to judge whether the arrest of 14 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) activists in Merauke last month was lega
January 8, 2021
Jayapura – Several people from villages in Biak and Supiori, Papua, were reportedly arrested between January 4-7 by a joint unit of TNI (Indonesian military) and Indonesian police (Polr
December 15, 2020
Charles Maniani, Manokwari – Mobile Brigade (Brimob) paramilitary police, national police intelligence officers (intel) and the army's special forces (Kopassus) stormed the West Papua N
December 1, 2020
Adi Briantika – Police have arrested 15 demonstrators from the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) during a protest action at the Bamboo Monument in Sinjai, South Sulawesi
November 30, 2020
Indonesian police have arrested 36 people in two West Papuan cities for demonstrations to support a pro-independence movement.
November 27, 2020
Jakarta – The West Papua regional police (Polda) arrested 36 people in Manokwari and Sorong city following demonstrations commemorating the anniversary of the West Papua New Guinea Nati
November 20, 2020
A human rights campaigner in West Papua has been arrested by Indonesian security forces. Film-maker Wensislaus Fatubun was one of 54 people arrested in Merauke.
October 20, 2020
Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have named 131 suspects for allegedly rioting during a series of protests against the controversial Job Creation Law in the capital over the past two weeks.
October 14, 2020
September 25, 2020
Jakarta – The Makassar Police have arrested 20 people who staged a protest in front of the South Sulawesi Legislative Council building in Makassar to mark 2020 National Farmer's Day on
There are reports from West Papua that Indonesian police have arrested about 200 demonstrators at different locations across Nabire regency.
Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform National Committee (KNPA) says that at least 49 protesters were arrested and are still being held by police around the country following peaceful commemora
August 16, 2020
April 27, 2020
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia is calling for the release of 13 South Maluku Republic (RMS) activists who were arrested for commemorating the anniversary of the separatist g
April 23, 2020
Jakarta – Three students have been declared suspects after spray painting graffiti on several walls in the East Java city of Malang reading "Tegalrejo in Motion" and calling for resist