Military members torture two Papuan men at Enarotali Market

On 29 February 2024, military members reportedly tortured Mr Marten Kudia, 30, and Mr Oktofianus Yogi, 31, at the Enarotali Central Market in the Paniai Regency, Papua Tengah Province. According to the information received, the military members approached the two Papuan men while consuming alcohol at the market. Following a dispute, the military members reportedly attacked Mr Kudai and Mr Yogi using a crowbar, a hammer, and a knife. The perpetrators fled the site of the crime, leaving them unconscious and critically injured (see video below, source: independent HRDs).

Mr Kudai and Mr Yogi sustained blunt force trauma and lacerations on their heads and across their bodies as a result of the attack (see photos below, source: independent HRDs). Police officers brought the unconscious victims to Madi Hospital in Enarotali, where they were hospitalized for urgent medical attention. The relatives brought the victims back home because they feared further reprisals. The aftermath of the incident reverberated through the community, underscoring the ongoing human rights abuses faced by indigenous Papuans at the hands of security forces.

Mr Marten Kudia, 30, and Mr Oktofianus Yogi, 31, shortly after the attack

Video recorded at the site of the crime shortly after the attack

Detailed Case Data
name of the location: Pasar Central Enatorali (-3.9277559718555, 136.37651501505)
administrative region: Indonesia, Papua Tengah Province, Paniai Regency, Paniai Timur District
total number of victims: two
period of incident: 28.02.2024
perpetrator: other security forces
perpetrator details: 
Issues: indigenous peoples, ill-treatment, torture
Further HRM News: 

NumberName, DetailsGenderAgeGroup AffiliationViolations
1Marten Kudiamale30indigenousill-treatment
1Oktofianus Yogimale31indigenousill-treatment