Category: Indonesian Police
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…
August 21, 2017
We have received urgent and unconfirmed reports that on 20th August at approximately 15:20, 24 West Papuan activists were arrested by the Indonesian police in the port of Fak-fak. It is believed that all the activists are from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB). The names of those reported arrested…
URGENT: Up to 17 people, including 6 children, shot by the Indonesian police and security forces in Deiyai, 1 killed
August 1, 2017
We have received urgent, unconfirmed reports from Deiyai in West Papua that today up to 17 West Papuan people, including 7 children were shot by the Indonesian military and police. A photo believed to show one of the victims of the attack, currently in hospital. West…
July 18, 2017
On a tropical island in the South Pacific, tens of thousands of people are gathering to write down their names and details. In secret locations, they are meeting at beaches and in the jungle to hold banners showing their support for a group of swimmers in Geneva. They appeal to…