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Arbitrary Arrest & Detention

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May 31, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - May 31, 2024

AKBP Bayu Suseno stated on 11 May 2024, that on that date at approximately 10:40 am, the Cartenz Peace Operations Task Force arrested a suspect believed to be responsible for the murder

May 29, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - May 29, 2024

The arrest of Peni Petrus Pekei, also known as Petrus Pekei, by the Cartenz Peace Operation Task Force Cartenz and the Dogiyai Police on 17 May 2024, has sparked controversy in Paniai,

May 8, 2024

CNN Indonesia - May 8, 2024

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia is urging the police to release a number of high-school students who were arrested for wearing Morning Star independence flag attributes during

April 9, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - April 9, 2024

A Russian tourist, Mr Shmatov Ivan Aleksandrovich, was arbitrarily arrested by Indonesian security forces in the town of Enarotali, Paniai Timur District, Papua Tangah Province, on 11 M

April 3, 2024

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - April 3, 2024

In response to the brutal torture of a West Papuan man, Defianus Kogoya by Indonesian troops in West Papua in early February, a number of rallies and discussions groups were held by civ

March 28, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - March 28, 2024

The Papuan Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua) has raised concerns over the denial of legal assistance to Melianus Baye and Benny Elopere, two minors detained by the Papua Regional Police (

March 15, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - March 15, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Two students arrested in Kali Brasa, Dekai District, Yahukimo Regency on February 22, 2024 and have yet to be released by the police as of today.

March 14, 2024

Suara Papua - March 14, 2024

Stevanus Yogi, Paniai – A Russian tourist and photographer named Shmatov Ivan Aleksandrovich was arrested by security forces in Earotali, East Paniai district, Paniai regency, Central P

February 28, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - February 28, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) has stated that two teenagers detained by the Indonesian Military(TNI) and Police in Yahukimo Regency on February 22, 20

February 27, 2024

Tempo - February 27, 2024

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) along with the Samarinda Legal Aid Foundation (LBH Samarinda) condemned the action of East Kalimantan regional

February 26, 2024

BNN Breaking - February 26, 2024

Waqas Arain – Imagine you're 15 again, the world is your playground, and your biggest worry is what game to play next.

Kompas.com - February 26, 2024

Sabrina Asril, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has condemned the arrest of nine palm oil farmers in the area of the new capital city Nusantara (IKN) who were oppos

Asia Pacific Report - February 26, 2024

An Australian-based West Papua advocacy group has condemned the arrest and "humiliation" of two teenagers by Indonesian security forces last week.

Tempo - February 26, 2024

Aisyah Amira Wakang, Jakarta – The spokesperson of The National Liberation Army of West Papua – Free Papua Movement (TPNPB – OPM) Sebby Sambom claimed that the two people apprehended by

February 24, 2024

Tempo - February 24, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Papua Police Chief Ins. Gen.

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

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.

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

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