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
Arbitrary Arrest & Detention
January 8, 2021
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
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Three student activists in Malang, East Java, have been arrested for alleged vandalism with the intention of provoking the public.
Rights groups in Indonesia are demanding the release of Ravio Patra, a human rights activist and outspoken critic of the government, who was reportedly arrested for inciting violence d
April 14, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have launched an investigation into a so-called anarcho-syndicalist group, which they claim has committed acts of vandalism and provo
February 25, 2020
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura – The Jayapura District Court found guilty six defendants involved in a mass riot following the anti-racism protests in Papua on 29 August 2019.
December 9, 2019
Victor Mambor, Jayapura – Around 112 people were arrested by police in several towns of Papua and Papua Barat provinces within a week ahead to 1 December 2019 under the treason article
December 5, 2019
Victor Mambor, Jayapura – Four students were taken to Abepura Police station while attending Mass at Gembala Baik Catholic Church, Abepura on Sunday (1/12/2019).
December 2, 2019
Evarukdijati, Rahmad Nasution, Jayapura – Four youths in Abepura Sub-district, Jayapura, Papua, were apprehended, Sunday, over motifs of Bintang Kejora (Morning Star) flag painted over
Ans K, Merauke – Merauke Regional Police arrested four residents who were referred to as sympathizers of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB).
December 1, 2019
Jakarta – The Jayapura district police (Polres) have arrested 34 people for allegedly planning to celebrate the Free Papua Movement's (OPM) anniversary on Sunday December 1.
November 30, 2019
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura – Emanuel Gobay, the Director of LBH Papua, said Ricky was arrested and detained by police for painting the 16 square meters of Morning Star pattern on the wall
November 27, 2019
Hans Arnold Kapisa, Jakarta – A joint police team in Manokwari, West Papua, reportedly arrested eight locals who are believed to be involved in the preparation of an illegal commemorat