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Arbitrary Arrest & Detention

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October 17, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - October 17, 2023

Manokwari, Jubi – Melianus Iba, a resident of Aroba District, Bintuni Bay Regency in West Papua, was taken into custody on Sunday, September 24, 2023, for allegedly firing shots at an I

September 22, 2023

UCA News - September 22, 2023

Church groups have joined rights activists in Papua to seek action against Indonesian police for forcibly entering a church late at night and arresting its five members, accusing them o

August 13, 2023

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - August 13, 2023

Again, West Papuan National Committee (KNPB) activists were arrested simply because they were handing out flyers calling on West Papuans to commemorate the tragic day in their history,

Asia Pacific Report - August 13, 2023

An Australian West Papuan solidarity group has condemned the reported arrest of 21 activists protesting in Jayapura over a "tragic day in history" and called on Canberra to urge Jakarta

July 12, 2023

Green Left - July 12, 2023

Susan Price – Indonesian security forces violently cracked down on a peaceful West Papuan National Congress (KNPB) demonstration on July 12, called to show support for West Papua's appl

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - July 12, 2023

The Australia West Papua Association condemns the arrest of 10 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) members yesterday, 11 July.

June 12, 2023

Detik Sulsel - June 12, 2023

Juhra Nasir, Tambrauw – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) has spoke out about the declaration and inauguration of its management board in Tambrauw district, Southwest Papua provi

June 10, 2023

Detik Sulsel - June 10, 2023

Juhra Nasir, Tambrauw – Police have arrested 19 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) activists in Tambrauw regency, Southwest Papua province on Friday after they announced or proclaimed

May 17, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - May 17, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The Yahukimo Police on Tuesday met with several community leaders to explain about the apprehension of 22 people during a raid at the Obio Complex in Dekai District, th

May 2, 2023

Inews.id - May 2, 2023

Makassar (Antara) – Police arrested seven students during a demonstration commemorating National Education Day (Hardiknas) in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar on Tuesda

April 12, 2023

Tempo - April 12, 2023

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Human rights watchdog Amnesty International Indonesia has openly protested the arrest made by police against 76 activists in Jayapura, Papua as the people wer

April 11, 2023

Jakarta Post - April 11, 2023

News Desk, Jakarta – Human rights group Amnesty International Indonesia (AII) on Monday called for the release of 76 activists who were arrested in Jayapura, Papua, for distributing fly

Tabloid Jubi - April 11, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Spokesperson for the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Ones Suhuniap said at least 37 KNPB activists were arrested by police in Sentani and Abepura for distributing

April 10, 2023

Kompas.com - April 10, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia is urging the police to release 76 Papuan activists that were arrested for distributing leaflets calling for the release of Vi

Tabloid Jubi - April 10, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – A total of 13 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Sentani activists were arrested by police at the Sentani Old Market in Jayapura Regency on Saturday, April 8, 2023, w

February 24, 2023

Human Rights Watch Statement - February 24, 2023

Jakarta – The Indonesian authorities should immediately release Robison Saul, a fisherman and activist on Sangihe Island in North Sulawesi province, and quash his politically motivated

January 17, 2023

Papua Inside - January 17, 2023

Makawaru da Cunha, Jayapura – The All-Papua Student Executive Student Alliance is demanding that the police immediately and unconditionally release two Papuan students and West Papua Na

December 20, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - December 20, 2022

Nabire, Jubi – The Talenta Keadilan Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH-TK) reported the wrongful arrest of two students named ET and DT, who were accused of carrying firearms.

December 15, 2022

CNN Indonesia - December 15, 2022

Jakarta – The Bandung Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) has revealed that scores of demonstrators protesting against the recently enacted Criminal Code (KUHP) in the West Java provincial capit

December 8, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - December 8, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura City Police on Saturday, December 3.

December 5, 2022

Radio New Zealand - December 5, 2022

Activists protested at the Ternate Police headquarters, North Maluku demanding the force release eight people arrested while commemorating the West Papua Independence Day on December 1.

December 3, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - December 3, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Dozens of activists from the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP), the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP), and the Indonesian Student League for Democracy (LMID

November 16, 2022

Tempo - November 16, 2022

Abdul Latief Apriaman, Mataram – At least 26 students who are members of the Indonesian People's Assembly (IPA) of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) were arrested when staging demonstrations aga

November 10, 2022

Tribune Papua - November 10, 2022

Aldi Bimantara, Jayapura – A protest action in which Morning Star independence flags were flown by a group of students on the Jayapura Science and Technology University (USTJ) campus in

October 25, 2022

Radio New Zealand - October 25, 2022

Indonesian police have arrested Buchtar Tabuni, one of West Papua's most important liberation leaders, and other United Liberation Movement for West Papua ministers, the movement report

October 21, 2022

Asia Pacific Report - October 21, 2022

Indonesian police have arrested Buchtar Tabuni, one of West Papua's most important liberation leaders, along with three other United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) ministers

October 19, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - October 19, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Director of the Manokwari Legal Aid Research, Assessment and Development Institute (LP3BH Manokwari) Cristian Yan Warinussy said he received a report saying a civilian

October 18, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - October 18, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) leader Buchtar Tabuni was arrested by police in Jayapura City on Monday, October 17, 2022.

Tabloid Jubi - October 18, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The fugitive suspected of attacking the Kisor Military Post, Yan Waris Sewa, was arrested on Friday, October 14, 2022.

September 27, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - September 27, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Emanuel Dogopia stated that KNPB Timika was not involved in the firearms and ammunition trade in Papua.

September 25, 2022

Antara News - September 25, 2022

Evarukdijati, Suharto, Jayapura, Papua – A joint team of security personnel on Friday night arrested the chief of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) for Timika over his alleged in

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

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.

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

May 10, 2022

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.

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

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