Category: Indonesian Police
November 24, 2017
This article was originally published on the Asia Pacific Report and can be read here The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned a brutal attack against journalist Saldi Hermanto in Timika, Papua, and called for a campaign of letter protests. Journalist Saldi Hermanto … attacked…
November 23, 2017
We have received reports that on 19th November, West Papuan man named Izak was brutally tortured by the Indonesian military and thrown into a police cell where he soon died from his injuries.
November 14, 2017
This is an urgent alert for the international community and the international media. The Indonesian military and police are set to imminently storm 2 West Papuan villages and take villagers there “dead or alive”.
West Papuan school student dies in prison after being tortured by the Indonesian military and police
November 2, 2017
We have received shocking and heartbreaking news from West Papua that on 30th October, West Papuan school student Oktovianus Beteop died after being brutally tortured by the Indonesian military and police.
October 19, 2017
Research by the Papuan Women’s Working Group together with the Asia Justice Rights (AJAR) has revealed shocking levels of Indonesian state violence being committed towards West Papuan women.
October 19, 2017
We have recently received disturbing reports from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) that from 11th to 13th October, West Papuan student Yunus Manaruni was brutally tortured and threatened with death by the Indonesian police for allegedly not having his motorbike licence. He was reportedly beaten at least 10 times
October 17, 2017
The statement below has been written by West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda, following a spate of brutal human rights violations committed towards West Papuan people this month.
September 25, 2017
We have received urgent, unconfirmed reports from West Papua that yesterday 2 West Papuan youths were tortured by the Indonesian military in the city of Merauke. According to a victim’s testimony, on 24th September, the 2 West Papuan youths arrived at the city of Merauke from their village of Yanggandur…
September 20, 2017
Military repression, possible genocide, western collusion Indonesia refuses a referendum on self-determination & independence London, UK – 19 September 2017 By Connor Woodman, Politics of Papua Project, University of Warwick, UK The Indonesian president, Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, is desperate to keep hidden Indonesia’s dark, dirty secret: its brutal…
Indonesian journalist faces up to 4 years in prison for comparing plight of Rohingya to plight of West Papuans
September 14, 2017
Indonesian veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker Dandhy Dwi Laksono is under criminal investigation by the Indonesian police for a Facebook post comparing the plight of the Rohingya people in Myanmar to the plight of the people of West Papua. According to Global Voices, Dandhy Dwi Laksono wrote that that ‘if Myanmar’s government is…