Police officers arrest and torture Papuan student in Manokwari

On 3 February 2022, police officers arrested and tortured Papuan student Mr Amzal Yohame during a peaceful protest against the government’s plan to establish new provinces in West Papua. Officers dragged him away from the crowd and into a police car. According to Mr Yohame, police officers punched him in the face and the ribs and kicked him multiple times to the waist on the way to the police station. At the station, officers forced him to take off his clothes. An officer broke his bracelet with the Morning Star emblem. The police released him after two-and-a-half hours.

Detailed Case Data
name of the location: Manokwari City, Manokwari Polsek Amban (-0.8381053951259305, 134.06963471749194) administrative region: Indonesia, Papua Barat Province, Manokwari Regency, West Manokwari District, Amban
total number of victims: one
period of incident: 3.2.2022
perpetrator: police
perpetrator details:
Issues: freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, arbitrary detention, torture
Sources:
Further HRM News: https://humanrightsmonitor.org/news/series-of-arrests-and-torture-of-west-papua-10-arrested-2-tortured/

NumberName, DetailsGenderAgeGroup AffiliationViolations
1Amzal Yohame, studentmaleunknownactivistarbitrary detention, torture, freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, freedom of opinion and expression