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
Arbitrary Arrest & Detention
September 22, 2023
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,
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
The Australia West Papua Association condemns the arrest of 10 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) members yesterday, 11 July.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura City Police on Saturday, December 3.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jayapura, Jubi – United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) leader Buchtar Tabuni was arrested by police in Jayapura City on Monday, October 17, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police arrested 17 indigenous Papuan students and activists during a protest outside the US embassy in Jakarta.
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
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.
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