Arbitrary Arrest & Detention
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
November 14, 2019
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Four students detained by police in antiracism protests that turned violent in Wamena and Timika, Papua, in September have been released because they are under
November 8, 2019
Jakarta – A man was arrested for a crime he did not commit in Cengkareng, West Jakarta and the incident was recorded by a CCTV camera, the footage of which went viral on social media.
October 14, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – The National Police (Polri) are urged to reveal the actual identities of the people who are currently still under arrest following the students' protests at the end
October 4, 2019
Jakarta – The National Police arrested 1,489 people during a series of student protests in Jakarta and intend to prosecute 380 of them.
October 3, 2019
Syailendra Persada, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) opined that torture and other ill-treatment committed by the police against people in
October 1, 2019
Meidyana Aditama Winata, Jakarta (Antara) – The Metro Jaya Police announced that it plans to subpoena Ananda Badudu for his statement on how police conducted its investigation on arrest
September 28, 2019
Jakarta – Journalist, filmmaker and founder of the production house Watchdoc, Dandhy Dwi Laksono, was arrested by police on charges of violating Article 28 Paragraph (2) of the Electro
September 27, 2019
Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Deputy Coordinator Feri Kusuma believes that the arrest of filmmaker and journalists Da
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Police spokesman Sr. Comr.
Ananda Badudu, formerly of indie band Banda Neira and a former journalist for Tempo, was taken in by the Jakarta Metro Police this morning for questioning over a crowdfunding campaign
September 25, 2019
M Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Police Chief Insp. Gen.