Kizzy Kalsakau and Jason Abel in Port Vila – The interim President of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) provisional government, Benny Wenda, has condemned Indonesia
Treason & Subversion
December 21, 2021
December 3, 2021
Alexander Loen, Jayapura, Jubi – The eight people who raised the Morning Star flag at the Cenderawasih Gymnasium in Jayapura City on Wednesday, Dec.
Eight Papuan students who have been detained and charged with treason by police for peacefully expressing their political opinions on 1 December must be immediately released, Amnesty In
December 2, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesian authorities detained and charged eight West Papuan students with treason on Thursday (Dec 2) for raising the banned Morning Star flag used by supporters of independ
Dhias Suwandi – Eight youths have been declared suspects on charges of makar (treason, subversion, rebellion) for flying the Morning Star flag at the Cenderawasih Sports Centre i
August 27, 2021
Jayapura – At the second court hearing which was to hear the reading out of the charges against West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor Yeimo on Thursday
August 25, 2021
Johnny Blades – The trial of West Papuan political prisoner Victor Yeimo has begun in an Indonesian court in Jayapura.
August 20, 2021
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura – The Jayapura District Court has started to examine the pretrial motion filed by the legal advisory team of Victor Yeimo, the international spokesperson for the
Ronna Nirmala, Jakarta – A pro-independence activist in Indonesia's Papua province will stand trial next week on charges of treason, says his lawyer.
July 13, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Churches and rights groups have accused Indonesian police of illegally detaining Victor Yeimo, the international spokesman for the pro-independence West Papua Na
May 16, 2021
Ambon – The Ambon and Lease Islands municipal police in Maluku have declared three people suspects for flying the banned South Maluku Republic (RMS) independence flag in the Village of
May 13, 2021
Susan Price – A Papuan leader sought by Indonesian police over the 2019 Papua "Spring" uprising, Victor Yeimo, has been arrested on suspicion of treason, subversion, or rebellion.
May 12, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesian authorities should drop politically motivated treason charges and unconditionally release an activist detained for peacefully advocating Papuan independence, Human
Jakarta – Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on the Indonesian police to drop politically motivated treason charges against West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Victor Yei
May 10, 2021
A Papuan leader who has been sought by Indonesian police over the 2019 Papua "Spring" uprising, Victor Yeimo, has been arrested and charged with makar (treason, subversion, rebellion),
Kate Lamb and Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – Indonesian authorities have arrested Papuan separatist leader Victor Yeimo over accusations that he orchestrated some of the most serious
May 9, 2021
Jakarta – A fugitive from the law who has been sought by police over the 2019 riots in Papua, Victor Yeimo, was arrested in Jayapura, Papua, on Sunday May 9.
November 20, 2020
Jakarta – Police have released 54 participants of a Papuan People's Council (MRP) public hearing on Special Autonomy in Papua who were arrested for allegedly committing makar (treason,
November 19, 2020
Jakarta – On Tuesday November 17 the Merauke district police arrested more than 50 people from the Papuan People's Council (MRP) in relation to a public hearing on Special Autonomy in P
November 18, 2020
Police arrested 54 participants of a public hearing organised by the Papuan People's Council (MPR) at the Valentine Hotel in Merauke regency in Papua on the afternoon of Tuesday Novembe
October 26, 2020
Belseran Christ, Ambon – Three activists in Maluku were sentenced to up to three years in prison after having been convicted of treason on Friday for raising the flag of the South Maluk
September 21, 2020
Angela Flassy, Jayapura – Eleven defendants charged with treason following a rally turned violent in Sorong last year sentenced to 10 months' imprisonment by Sorong District Court, Papu
August 17, 2020
Mong Palatino – Arbi Nur was one of four students who were expelled from Khairun University in Indonesia after they joined a protest in December 2019 supportive of Papua, Indonesia's la
August 10, 2020
Johnny Blades – Indonesian students becoming engaged in the West Papuan human rights struggle are under pressure from authorities.
August 6, 2020
Jayapura – Indonesia's public Khairun University on Ternate Island should reinstate four students who were expelled after taking part in a peaceful protest, Human Rights Watch said tod
July 20, 2020
Jakarta – Arbi M.
June 29, 2020
Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III member Taufik Basari from the National Democratic Party (Nasdem) has criticised the sentences demanded by the
June 26, 2020
Devina Halim, Jakarta – Wahid Foundation Director Yenny Wahid believes that flying the Morning Star flag is not an act of makar (treason, subversion, rebellion) and that the Papuan peo
June 24, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Human rights activists have slammed the government for what they deem the misuse of treason charges to prosecute Papuans, thereby threatening their freedom of
June 18, 2020
Jakarta – The Papuan Coalition for Upholding the Law and Human Rights is urging the police to stop criminalising the Papuan people through the makar (treason, subversion, rebellion) ar
May 30, 2020
Sorong – Four defendants charged with treason in Sorong City, West Papua province, were finally declared guilty and sentenced to eight months and 15 days jail at the Sorong District Co
May 21, 2020
Pacific Media Centre – Seven more people have been detained in Indonesia for alleged treason since a complaint filed with the United Nations last month, says the human rights watchdog
April 25, 2020
Arie Firdaus (Benar News) – An Indonesian court sentenced six activists to prison on Friday after finding them guilty of treason for participating in a protest last year calling for a
Adam Prireza, Jakarta – The Papua Advocacy Team believes that the panel of judges at the Central Jakarta District Court were desperately looking for a way to justify why the protest ac
Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – An Indonesian court convicted six activists of treason for organising a protest demanding independence for the easternmost province of Papua, in a ver
April 24, 2020
Adam Prireza, Jakarta – A court hearing of six Papuan activists will be held again on Friday April 24.
Jakarta – The panel of judges in the Central Jakarta District Court have handed down jail sentences against Surya Anta and five other Papuan activists charged with treason.
Galih Gumelar, Jakarta – A panel of judges at the Central Jakarta District Court have found six activists guilty of committing treasonous acts for holding a protest in support of Papua
London – TAPOL denounces the sentencing by the district court of Central Jakarta which found six political prisoners guilty of treason today and demands their immediate release.
Bangun Santoso and Stephanus Aranditio – Surya Anta Ginting and five other Papuan political prisoners will face a sentence hearing at the Central Jakarta District Court today on Friday
Jakarta – Papuan activist and treason defendant Suryanta Ginting and his five colleagues have been sentenced to between eight and nine months jail by judges at the Central Jakarta Dist
April 13, 2020
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – The trail of six Papuan activists is to be held online or long-distance amid the enforcement of large scale social restrictions or PSBB in Jakarta to conta
April 3, 2020
Jakarta – The public prosecutor has demanded that six Papuan activists each be sentenced to one year and five months in jail.
March 12, 2020
Jayapura – The public prosecutor failed to present any witnesses during the fourth court hearing at the Sorong District Court on March 12 in a case related to anti-racist protest in Pa
March 4, 2020
Jayapura – On Tuesday March 3 the Balikpapan District Court rejected a demurer presented by seven Papuan political prisoners (tapol) who are defendants in a treason case currently bein
February 17, 2020
Reza Gunadha and Stephanus Aranditio – Two Papuan political prisoners, Dano Anes Tabuni and Ambrosius Mulait, wrote the word "sampah" (rubbish) on their bodies during a court hearing t
February 12, 2020
Zakarias Demon Daton, Samarinda – A preliminary hearing to hear the reading out of charges against seven defendants arrested over the September riots in Papua was held at the Balikpapa
February 11, 2020
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Papua activist Paulus Suryanta Ginting – one of six defendants being tried for treason – says that police provided logistical assistance for demonstrators
February 4, 2020
M Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – East Jakarta Metropolitan District Police Chief Senior Commissioner Ardian Rishadi was presented as a witness by the prosecution at the trial of six Papua a
M Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – The name of the person who reported a case of treason to police following a Papuan demonstration in Central Jakarta on August 28, 2019 was revealed during a