Papuan student in Mataram was tortured for raising the Morning Star flag at the university campus

On 1 February 2022, police officers arrested and tortured Papuan student Mr Fanimo Nyamuk Karungu for raising the morning star flag for half an hour at the Mataram University campus. In the late afternoon, police officers arrested Mr Karungu in the university dormitories without a warrant and seized multiple belongings, including his mobile phone, books, Morning Star flag, and motorcycle. The officers dragged Mr Karungu to a hidden corner and collectively punched and kicked him to the body while verbally abusing him with racist insults such as pig, dog and monkey. The racist slurs continued at the NTB regional police station. Mr Karungu refused to answer any questions without legal counsel. He was released after six-and-a-half hours, at around 1:00 am.

Detailed Case Data
name of the location: Asrama Mahasiswa Universitas Mataram (-8.584072228932797, 116.09275858066422) administrative region: Indonesia, West Nusa Tenggara, Kota Mataram
total number of victims: one
period of incident: 1.2.2022
perpetrator: police
perpetrator details: unknown
Issues: freedom of expression, arbitrary detention, torture
Further HRM News:

NumberName, DetailsGenderAgeGroup Affiliation Violations
1Fanimo Nyamuk Karungu, studentmaleunknownactivistsarbitrary detention, torture, freedom of expression