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Arbitrary Arrest & Detention

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September 19, 2022

CNN Indonesia - September 19, 2022

Jakarta – The Surabaya Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that charging Madiun youth Muhammad Agung Hidayatullah alias MAH in relation to the Bjorka hacker case is premature.

September 12, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - September 12, 2022

Wamena, Jubi – The action of 11 students who took down the signboard "Governor Office of Mountainous Papua Province" in front of the Wamena Education Agency, Jayawijaya, on Wednesday, S

June 15, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - June 15, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Four activists of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), who were arrested during the protest commemorating the death of Mako Tabuni in Jayapura City on Tuesday, Jun

May 31, 2022

CNN Indonesia - May 31, 2022

Jakarta – The Majene district police in West Sulawesi have declared four students suspects on charges of taking down the national red-and-white flag during a protest action on the groun

May 11, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - May 11, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The spokesperson for the Papuan People's Petition, Jefri Wenda, was arrested by the police regarding alleged violations of the Information and Electronic Transactions L

Joint Statement - May 11, 2022

There has never been any democracy for the Papuan people! We continue to be shown the very tangible distain for the democratic rights of the Papuan people.

May 10, 2022

TAPOL Statement - May 10, 2022

TAPOL urges the Indonesian Government to release Jefry Wenda, the spokesperson of the Papuan People's Petition (Petisi Rakyat Papua, PRP) and others arrested today during a peaceful pro

CNN Indonesia - May 10, 2022

Jakarta – Police arrested at least seven people in relation to a protest action in Jayapura on Tuesday May 10 against the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua.

March 24, 2022

Kompas.com - March 24, 2022

Jayapura – The Jayapura city municipal police arrested Buchtar Tabuni and Bazoka Logo along with five others for attacking police officers in the Heram district of Jayapura on Thursday

March 11, 2022

CNN Indonesia - March 11, 2022

Jakarta – Police arrested a total of 90 Papuan students during a protest action which ended in chaos near the Presidential Palace complex in Central Jakarta on Friday March 11.

February 5, 2022

Suara Papua - February 5, 2022

Arnold Belau, Jayapura – The Timika regional chairperson of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Steven Itlay, who was reportedly arrested by police was released at 12 midnight loc

December 2, 2021

UCA News - December 2, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The Church in Indonesia has joined rights groups to criticize the arrests of dozens of Papuan students for marking the 60th anniversary of the birth of West Papu

December 1, 2021

Kompas.com - December 1, 2021

Dhias Suwandi, Jayapura – Police have arrested seven youths – along with an eighth who recorded the action – who raised the Morning Star flag on the grounds of the Cenderawasih Sports C

November 19, 2021

Tempo - November 19, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The National Police (Polri) have officially set free two youngsters who were previously detained by law enforcers on suspicions of being involved in the recent attack

October 12, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - October 12, 2021

Victor Mambor, Jayapura – Upon receiving a report on a missing person named Sem Kobagau, reportedly arrested by four members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) in Sugapa District, Intan J

October 3, 2021

Suara Papua - October 3, 2021

Maria Baru, Sorong – Frater Anton Syufi from the Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) was arrested by the Jayapura city district police on Sunday October 3 for wearing a Morning Star (BK) ind

October 1, 2021

UCA News - October 1, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police arrested 17 indigenous Papuan students and activists during a protest outside the US embassy in Jakarta.

September 30, 2021

UCA News - September 30, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The wives of 21 farmers detained by police for almost three months following a land dispute in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province staged a protest on Sept.

Kompas.com - September 30, 2021

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The police forcibly broke up a protest action marking the 1962 Rome Agreement in front of the United States Embassy in Central Jakarta on the afternoon of Thursday

September 6, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - September 6, 2021

Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura – Rights defender and lawyer Yan Christian Warinussy, the director of the Institute for Research, Assessment, and Development of Legal Aid (LP3BH) Manokwari, has

August 16, 2021

Suara Papua - August 16, 2021

Arnold Belau, Jayapura – The Yahukimo West Papua National Committee (KNPB) says that police forcibly broke up a peaceful protest action on Monday August 16 arresting scores of people an

July 19, 2021

Suara Papua - July 19, 2021

Jayapura – A number of demonstrators from the People's Front Against Special Autonomy Chapter II were reportedly arrested and taken to the Sorong city municipal police headquarters when

July 15, 2021

Suara Papua - July 15, 2021

Agus Pabika, Jayapura – As many as 40 protesters opposing the extension of Papua special autonomy at the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta were arrested by police and t

UCA News - July 15, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police have arrested at least 23 students staging a peaceful protest in Papua province, church and rights group said.

July 14, 2021

CNN Indonesia - July 14, 2021

Jakarta – Around 23 Cendrawasih University (Uncen) students at several different locations were arrested by police when they held a protest action on Tuesday July 14 opposing the extens

June 19, 2021

Kawat Timur - June 19, 2021

Wamena (KT) – The Jayawijaya district police arrested 32 people alleged to be members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Ilekma District, Napua, this afternoon, Friday June

June 11, 2021

Suara Papua - June 11, 2021

Maria Baru, Jayapura – Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Emanuel Gobay is asking the Papua regional police (Polda) to immediately transfer Victor Yeimo from the Mobile Brigade C

June 10, 2021

Tempo - June 10, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Nemangkawi task force – a joint military and police force under a specific task in Papua – announced the arrest of Manuel Metemko on Thursday.

May 27, 2021

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) - May 27, 2021

Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 6100
Senate, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

27 May 2021

Dear Foreign Minister,

May 25, 2021

Suara Papua - May 25, 2021

Charles Maniani, Manokwari – Hundreds of people in Manokwari from the Papuan People's Solidarity (SRP) once again articulated their opposition to the extension of Special Autonomy in Pa

May 21, 2021

Suara Papua - May 21, 2021

Charles Maniani, Manokwari – The group Papua People's Solidarity (SRP) in Manokwari, West Papua province, have demonstrated to demand the immediate and unconditional release of West Pap

May 19, 2021

Suara Papua - May 19, 2021

Maria Baru, Sorong City – At least 31 human rights and pro-democracy organisations have urged the Indonesian government and the police to immediately release West Papua National Committ

UCA News - May 19, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Dozens of church and rights groups in Indonesia have called for the immediate release of Victor Yeimo, a pro-independence leader detained by police in Papua earl

May 18, 2021

CNN Indonesia - May 18, 2021

Jakarta – The Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) along with 30 other civil society organisations is urging the police to unconditionally release West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spoke

May 16, 2021

CNN Indonesia - May 16, 2021

Ambon – The Saparua sub-district sectoral police in Central Maluku regency have arrested two sympathisers of the South Maluku Republic (RMS) for raising the RMS independence flag in Neg

May 14, 2021

CNN Indonesia - May 14, 2021

Jakarta – Lawyer and Papua rights activist Veronica Koman has reported the arrest of West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Victor Yeimo to the United Nations Human Rights Co

Tapol Statement - May 14, 2021

London, Sydney – Pelagio Doutel of TAPOL says "UN Rapporteurs should call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Victor Yeimo of West Papua"

May 11, 2021

Detik News - May 11, 2021

Audrey Santoso, Jayapura – Police say that Victor Yeimo, the actor behind the riots in Papua two years ago, is in contact with lawyer and human rights activist Veronica Koman, who is in

The Diplomat - May 11, 2021

Sebastian Strangio – Indonesian authorities have arrested a Papuan independence leader for his alleged role in orchestrating a spate of civil unrest in 2019, the latest sign of the cent

May 10, 2021

ULMWP Statement - May 10, 2021

On Sunday May 9, the Indonesian colonial police arrested Victor Yeimo, one of our most prominent leaders inside West Papua.

Radio New Zealand - May 10, 2021

A leading figure in West Papua's independence movement has been arrested by Indonesian police in relation to large protests in 2019.

April 21, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - April 21, 2021

Benny Mawel & Titus Ruban, Jayapura – The Human Rights Lawyers Association for Papua (PAHAM) claimed that the arrest of Paniel Kogoya, a Protestant pastor accused of supplying weapo

April 5, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - April 5, 2021

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

March 23, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - 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

Radio New Zealand - March 17, 2021

Human rights defenders are concerned about the welfare of two West Papuan activists detained in Indonesia's capital.

March 4, 2021

Tempo - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

UCA News - 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

UCA News - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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