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
Arbitrary Arrest & Detention
November 14, 2019
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.
Police in Jakarta arrested 94 people in connection with yesterday's student protests in the capital, which began peacefully outside the House of Parliament (DPR) building but descended
September 18, 2019
Wilpret Siagian, Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Chairperson Agus Kossay was arrested by a joint team from the Papua regional police on Tuesday September 17.
Jakarta – The Papua Students Advocacy Team from the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) has reported alleged ethical violations committed by the East Java regional police (Polda) and th
September 16, 2019
Police in Indonesia say they have arrested the Papuan activist Steven Itlay and uncovered a plot to stage more riots.
September 12, 2019
Jakarta – Police have arrested the chairperson of the Mimika West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Steven Italy, for allegedly playing a role in the riots and protest actions which too
Jakarta – The Jakarta Ombudsman suspects that there was maladministration in the arrest of Surya Anta and several other Papua activists by the Metro Jaya regional police last week.
Marni Cordell, Ben Doherty and Kate Lamb – A West Papuan independence group has accused the Indonesian police of "abducting" a leading West Papuan activist in a dramatic arrest on Mond
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Police announced that it had arrested the head of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Mimika, Steven Itlay, for an alleged connection to one of the demo
September 11, 2019
A leading West Papuan independence activist has been arrested by Indonesian police in Jayapua.
September 3, 2019
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Police have released two Papuan college students who were arrested on August 30 and 31 in Depok and Jakarta for allegedly committing treaso
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – A politician from Perindo Party of Sorong Sayang Mandabayan is undergoing police question in Manokwari Resort Police Headquarters, Papua, over the possession of
September 2, 2019
Jakarta – Police have named 51 people, mostly protesters, as suspects after a series of protests and riots in Papua, West Papua and Jakarta in the last two weeks.
Syailendra Persada, Jakarta – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe demanded the National Police (Polri) or the National Armed Forces (TNI) to adopt persuasive approach in dealing with protester
M Yusuf, Ade Ridwan and Halida Bunga, Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Police spokesman Sr. Comr.