67 West Papuans still being detained after peaceful demonstrations supporting Vanuatu at the UNGA 2018

September 24, 2018

Originally published on www.ulmwp.org


Action Committee REPORT

Arrest of 67 People in Action Supporting Vanuatu and Pacific Countries Bring West Papua Issue to 73rd United Nations General Assembly.

  • Day: Monday, September 24 2018
  • Place: Mamta – West Papua
  • Hours: 09.00 – 11.30, West Papua Time

On this day, Monday 24 September 2018 arrests of Papuans who are carrying out support actions for Vanuatu and Pacific countries to bring the West Papua issue to the United Nations General Assembly.

Arrests carried out by the Indonesian National Police who were fully armed.

We report the following Arrests that occurred at three different gathering points:


Waena Expo Taxi Round

At 08.30 Papuan Time (WP) Mass Action had gathered at the gathering point. While the Police are on standby. At 09.22, Mass Action performed speeches at the venue. Then the police went to the mob. The Field Coordinator negotiates with the police.

At 10.02 WP, the Police Arrested the Mass of Action and took them to the Jayapura Police Station.

Jayapura Science and Technology University Campus Page (USTJ)

At 10.30 WP, students gather on the campus yard while giving speeches.

At 11:45 WP, Indonesian Police entered the USTJ Campus page and Arrested Students. Then the table was taken to the Jayapura Resort Police Station.

Abepura, Depan Merpati

At 11:10 WP, Mass Action gathered at Jalan Biak, in front of SMA Negeri 1 Jayapura. And start the long March to the front of the Abepura Post Office.

At 11:20 WP, Mass Action arrived in front of the Abepura Post Office and began to make speeches.

At 11:34 p.m. WP, the police went to the mob and immediately arrested them.

  1. Beating

The police beat a student named: Petrus Kosamah, Student of Jayapura Science and Technology University (USTJ), Semester III, Civil Engineering Department. The beating was carried out on the USTJ Campus page using a rattan in the right eye.








The names of those arrested

Expo Waena

  1. Dewo Wonda (Student)
  2. Lion Kabak (Student)
  3. Yunara Wandikbo (Student)
  4. Niba Aroba (Student)
  5. Bagau Cable (Student)
  6. Babugau Orchid (Student)
  7. Ason Mirin (Student)
  8. Kisman Nabyal (Student)
  9. Deki Kogoya (Student)
  10. Freedom T (Student)
  11. Wiame Hagijimbau (Student)
  12. Ebed Enggalim (Student)
  13. Memo Hagijimbau (Student)
  14. Yuspianus Duwitau (Student)
  15. Wanius Kombo (Student)
  16. Ricky Yapugau (Student)
  17. Mitinus Lawiya (Student)
  18. Kogoya Ferry (Student)
  19. Mujijau Ferry (Student)
  20. Seteniel Bagubau (Student)
  21. Nobel Belau (Student)
  22. Gerson Wetipo (Student)
  23. Fredy Wamu (Student)
  24. Weyek Aliknoe (Student)
  25. Marius Agimoni (Student)
  26. Zeth Enn (Student)
  27. Chyrro Dendegau (Student)
  28. Binladen Mabin (Student)
  29. Kominus Ueling (Student)
  30. Lanihe Lany (Student)
  31. Mandena Tanambani (Student)
  32. Siwe Weya (Student)
  33. Noken Tipagau (Student)
  34. Against Wantik (General Action Coordinator)
  35. Naman Manufandu (Student)
  36. Jespien Emani (Student)
  37. Arel Jikwa (Student)

University of Science and Technology Jayapura (USTJ)

  1. Malvin Yobe (Student)
  2. Alber Yatipai (Student)
  3. Yosep Asso (Student)
  4. Jeny Degei (Student)
  5. Allo Alua (Student)
  6. Hendrikus Okmonggop (Student)
  7. Don Borom (Student)
  8. Samb Sambom (Student)
  9. Yosep Yatipai (Student)
  10. Petrus Kosamah (Student)
  11. Leo Konorop (Student)
  12. Yustinus Yare (Student)
  13. Desma Wasina (Student)
  14. Widius Kossay (Student)
  15. Efrat B. Wakerkwa (Student)
  16. Rustinus Tuwok (Student)
  17. Petrus Alua (Student)
  18. Meky Gobai (Student)
  19. Enos Adii (Student)


  1. Obadiah Itlay (Student)
  2. Septinus M. Kossay (Student)
  3. Otinus Meage (Student)
  4. Gerson Asso (Student)
  5. Bertinus Kossay (Student)
  6. Aleksander Tiko (Student)
  7. Andrianto Tekege (Student)
  8. Lewis Ningdana (Student)
  9. Daniel Kudiay (Student)
  10. Abiniel Doo (Student)
  11. Beny Hisage (Student)

So the number of arrests on this day are: 67 people

At: 15:25 WP Port Numbay, West-Papua,
24 September 2018
Chris Dogopia Secretary of the ULMWP Action Committee