Arrests in Mantembu, Yapen ahead of major demonstrations

West Papua Media January 16, 2013 Local human rights and independent media sources have reported that an Indonesian Army (TNI) unit has arrested seven non-violent activists in Serui on January 16, ahead of major planned demonstrations. The raid on the heavily targeted village of Mantembu, on Yapen Island, was carried out at 0830 am local … Continue reading Arrests in Mantembu, Yapen ahead of major demonstrations

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Police violently break up 3rd Congress NFRPB commemorations across West Papua

October 19, 2013 West Papua Media team and local stringers Early reports received from West Papua Media stringers have described another serious and violent crackdown across West Papua on October 19 by Indonesian security forces, against peaceful gatherings commemorating the second

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Edison Kendi re-arrested in Yapen by Kopassus as police crackdwon on Flotilla rally

September 27, 2013 Compiled by West Papua Media stringers and reports from  West Papua National Authority: At 8pm on the 25th of September 2013 in Serui, Yapen Island, members of police, mobile brigade, military and Detachment 88 complete with weapons made a forceful arrest of former Papuan political prisoner and organsiser, Edison Kendi. Edison’s family … Continue reading Edison Kendi re-arrested in Yapen by Kopassus as police crackdwon on Flotilla rally

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Testimony of Markus Yenu of his arrest and interrogation

Manokwari, 7th March 2013 Markus Yenu was arrested at the side of the road in from of Daniel Sakwatorey’s house (former political prisoner in Papua, 2008) at Sanggeng Manokwari West Papua. The arrest was by Manokwari’s Criminal Police Unit at 11.32am West Papua time, on the order of Manokwari’s Criminal Police AKP. KRISTIAN SAWAKI. The … Continue reading Testimony of Markus Yenu of his arrest and interrogation

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Police question Papuan leader over peaceful demo ‘treason’

Written up Pacific Scoop from Social Media Reports by West Papua Media March 6, 2013 Markus Yenu, Manokwari Governor of the West Papua National Authority (National Federated Republic of West Papua), was forced to appear at Manokwari Police Sector HQ  today (March 6) for questioning over makar (treason) charges relating to the organising of a … Continue reading Police question Papuan leader over peaceful demo ‘treason’

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