Merauke: security forces disperse protest against new provinces in Papua on 3 June

On 3 June, around 9:30 am dozens of PRP sympathisers, Papuan students and activists associated with the KNPB gathered at the Kudamati Road near the Mangga Market in the town of Merauke. They orated and read their arguments against the formation of new provinces loudly. The demonstration lasted for around half an hour, after which the protesters dispersed. Approximately 15 minutes later, joint security forces under the command of the Merauke police chief arrived in the area and began taking the mobile phones of bystanders to revise and delete recordings, and identify protesters. They also searched houses in the area, especially those of KNPB activists, tey seized gardening tools and traditional weapons and arrested 13 people, most affiliated with the KNPB.

Detailed Case Data
name of the location: Near Pasar Mangga (-8.504949376686495, 140.42917047979645)
administrative region: Indonesia, Papua Province, Merauke Regency, Merauke town
total number of victims: 13
period of incident: 03.06.2022
perpetrator: police, other security forces
perpetrator details: unknown
Issues: freedom of expression, torture, freedom of peaceful assembly, indigenous peoples, arbitrary detention
Further HRM News:

NumberName, DetailsGenderAgeGroup AffiliationViolations
1Marthinus Pasimmale24activistsarbitrary detention
1Martinus Yumamemale32 activistsarbitrary detention
1Kanisius Juliano Ambaymale23 activistsarbitrary detention
1Petrus Kuteymale29 activistsarbitrary detention
1Charles Sraunmale41 activistsarbitrary detention
1Roberts Landamale26 activistsarbitrary detention
1Alfri Yawonmale21 activistsarbitrary detention
1Yoseph Novaris Apaymale39 activistsarbitrary detention
1Edoardus Kaboymale26 activistsarbitrary detention
1Basilius Warmale30 activistsarbitrary detention
1Yanuarius Kaizemale38 activistsarbitrary detention
1Alfons Winimmale31 activistsarbitrary detention
1Oktovianus Erromale27activistsarbitrary detention
Activists arrested in shortly after peaceful protest against the formation of new Papuan provinces in Merauke on 3 June 2022 (Source: JPIC Kingmi Papua)