Arbitrary Arrest & Wrongful Imprisonment

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September 2023

News/Indonesia – September 8, 2023

Jawahir Gustav Rizal – Amnesty International Indonesia has condemned the violence by security forces against residents of Rempang and Galang Islands near Riau Island.

August 2023

CNN Indonesia – August 8, 2023

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has recorded that as many as 967 people have been arrested for articulating their views in the public domain.

Kontras said that this data was obtained between January 2022 and June 2023 and covered a total of 183 cases related to violations against freedom of opinion.

June 2023

News/West Papua
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 province, which was broken up by police on Friday for alleged treason.

The group has also denied accusations that they planned to spread separatist ideas.

News/West Papua
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 Papuan independence.

May 2023

News/West Papua
Kompas – May 9, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is urging the Indonesian government to unconditionally release Papuan political activist Victor Yeimo, who was sentenced to eight months in prison on May 5 for to his involvement in anti-racism protes

News/West Papua
Tribun Papua – May 6, 2023

Putri Nurjannah Kurita, Sentani – The Jayapura District Court in Papua trying Victor Frederick Yeimo on charges of makar (treason, subversion, rebellion) sentenced him to eight months in prison on Friday May 5.

News/Indonesia – 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 Tuesday May 2.

They were arrested because they blockaded Jalan Sultan Alauddin and continued the demonstrating past the allowed time limit.

News/West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2023

Makassar – A demonstration commemorating International Labour Day on May 1 by a group of Papuan students from the Democratic Struggle Alliance has been broken up by police. Five people were arrested because they were suspected of being provocateurs.

April 2023

News/West Papua – 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 Victor Yeimo, who is currently on trial for treason.

March 2023

Liputan6 – March 31, 2023

Nanda Perdana Putra, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has received a report that police violently broke up an action by hundreds of student protesters opposing the Job Creation Law (Cipta Kerja) in front of the Lampung Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) in South Sumatra.