Kaimana, WP – Police carry out mass arrests in response to flag-raising ceremony

Police officers arrested twelve indigenous Papuans in the Kaimana, Kaimana Regency, on 27 November 2022. Dozens of indigenous Papuans had come together to commemorate the anniversary of the proclamation of the independent state of West Papua New Guinea on 27 November 1997. The crowd raised Morning Star Flags and flags of the European Union, the United States of America and New Zealand. The arrested four elderly and eight young Papuans were detained Station for interrogation by the Kaimana District Police.

Detailed Case Data
name of the location: Kaimana Kota (-3.662488096436647, 133.7655151840765)
administrative region: Indonesia, Papua Barat Province, Kaimana Regency, Kaimana District
total number of victims: dozens
period of incident: 27.11.2022
perpetrator: police
perpetrator details: unknown
Issues: freedom of expression, arbitrary detention, freedom of peaceful assembly, indigenous peoples
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NumberName, DetailsGenderAgeGroup AffiliationViolations
12unknownunknownunknown indigenous, activistfreedom of expression, freedom of assembly, arbitrary detention
dozensunknownmixedunknown indigenous, activistfreedom of expression, freedom of assembly