Members of the Jayapura City Police (Polresta Jayapura) and the Commission for the Eradication of Corruption (KPK) arrested the Papuan Governor, Mr Lukas Enembe, in the city of Jayapura on 10 January 2023. Mr Enembe was temporarily detained at the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters in Kotaraja, Jayapura City before police escorted him to the Sentani Airport. He was flown to Jakarta on the same day (see Photo on top, source: independent HRDs). According to a medical team that examined Lukas Enembe in Jakarta, his health condition is sufficiently well to be held accountable in a trial.
Following the arrest, angry protesters attacked the Brimob headquarters in Kotaraja, Jayapura, with stones (see videos below, source: independent HRDs). Other Enembe supporters blocked the gate to the Sentani airport near the cargo terminal. Police officers dispersed the crowd with firearms and teargas. One protester, Mr Ameleki Enumbi, was shot dead. Nine others were reportedly injured (see table below) and admitted to the Yowari General Hospital in Sentani (see photos below, source: WPCC). According to police representatives, officers arrested 19 supporters, two in Kotaraja and 17 in Sentani. All have reportedly been released.
The situation in Jayapura remains tense. The police fear further unrest and called upon all business owners to close their stores temporarily (see video below, source: independent HRDs).
|1||Ameleki Enumbi||Died due to a bullet wound on the left inner thigh|
|2||Amison Wonda||Bruises under the left eye and an injury on the right foot|
|3||Depenus Enembe||Bullet wound on the left side of the lower back|
|4||Patimura Enembe||Bullet wound on the left upper thigh|
|5||Uti Enembe||Bullet wound on the right thigh|
|6||Nopiles Gombo||Bullet wound on the left thigh (see photo: below)|
|7||Hermanus Enembe||Bullet wound in the thigh|
|8||Neiron Enembe||Bullet wound in the thigh|
|9||Kano Enembe||Bullet wound in the thigh|
|10||Segira Enembe||Bullet wound in the thigh|
The KPK alleges Governor Lukas Enembe of corrupting government funds. Enembe is a suspect of corruption and gratification related to infrastructure development projects assigned to PT Tabi Bangun Papua (TBP). In late 2022, the KPK launched an investigation against Lukas Enembe and examined 76 witnesses. Despite alleged evidence being found, the police and the KPK refrained from arresting Enembe, considering the governor’s poor health condition and the possibility of riots. Meanwhile, the police have pressed charges against him.
TBP Director Rijatono Lakka (RL) allegedly handed over Rp 1 billion (about € 60.000) to Lukas Enembe after being selected to implement three infrastructure projects in the Papua Provincial Government, namely the Entrop-Hamadi Road Project with a project value of Rp 14.8 billion (about € 900,000), a project for the renovation of kindergarten facilities and infrastructure with a project value of Rp 13.3 billion (about € 809,000), and the Navy outdoor shooting venue Project with a project value of Rp 12.9 billion (about € 780,000).
Mr Ameleki Enumbi was killed as police dispersed the crowd in Sentani
Protesters injured in Sentani on 10 January 2023
Situation at the Brimob headquarters shortly after the Governor’s arrest
Detailed Case Data
name of the location: Brimob Kotaraja (-2.6012929924639026, 140.674440595411)
administrative region: Indonesia, Papua Province, Jayapura City
total number of victims: nine
period of incident: 10.01.2023
perpetrator details: unknown
Issues: freedom of expression, torture, ill-treatment, extra-judicial killings, indigenous peoples
Further HRM News:
|Number||Name, Details||Gender||Age||Group Affiliation||Violations|
|1||Ameleki Enumbi||unknown||unknown||indigenous||ill-treatment, execution|