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30 arrested as Jokowi Papua visit crackdown begins

By WestPapuaMedia

December 27, 2014

30 West Papuans in traditional dress, demonstrating during Jokowi’s visit to WestPapua, have been forcibly arrested by Indonesian police in Sentani, Saturday, December 27.

Activists being taken away after arrests during Indonesian president Jokowi's Visit to Sentani, West Papua, December27, 2014 (all photos: WestPapuaMedia)
Activists being taken away after arrests during Indonesian president Jokowi’s Visit to Sentani, West Papua, December27, 2014 (all photos: WestPapuaMedia)
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Activists being taken away after arrests during Indonesian president Jokowi’s Visit to Sentani, West Papua, December27, 2014 (all photos: WestPapuaMedia)
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Activists being taken away after arrests during Indonesian president Jokowi’s Visit to Sentani, West Papua, December27, 2014 (all photos: WestPapuaMedia)

The Indonesian president’s visit is seen by many Papuans as illegitimate, as issues of political freedoms and human rights are again not being discussed, in favour of a military backed development agenda.

The 30 peaceful rights activists were rounded up in a speedy operation by police, and whisked off to Police Headquarters in Jayapura for further interrogation, acoording to WestPapuaMedia stringers.

More information as it becomes available.

WestPapuaMedia