Sorong: security forces dispersed the protest against new provinces in Papua on 3 June

On 3 June 2022, around 250 people went to the streets in Sorong city to voice their opposition to Jakarta’s planned administrative partitions. At 2.30 pm, the protesters gathered at the local parliament, demanding to meet the local parliament chairman. He did not come to meet the crowd, and at 3.15 pm, the situation became tense. Some protesters reacted by burning tires in the surrounding area. In return, police officers shot teargas grenades and rubber bullets from close range into the crowd. At least ten protesters sustained injuries due to excessive force during the crowd control operation.

Detailed Case Data
name of the location: DPRD Kota Sorong (-0.8865301465537792, 131.3228631574717)
administrative region: Indonesia, West Papua Province, Sorong city
total number of victims: 10
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, excessive use of force
Sources: Nayak Papua:
Further HRM News:

NumberName, DetailsGenderAgeGroup AffiliationViolations
1Aves Susimmale25 activistsill-treatment
2Sriyanti Wananemale30 activistsill-treatment
3Rita Tenaufemale50 activistsill-treatment
4Beti Kosamahfemale22 activistsill-treatment
5Agus Edowaymale25 activistsill-treatment
6Agustinus Kamatmale27 activistsill-treatment
7Subi Taplomale27 activistsill-treatment
8Amanda Yumtefemale23 activistsill-treatment
9Nipson Asmurufmale19 activistsill-treatment
10Sonny Korainmale22 activistsill-treatment
Protesters injured during police crack-down on peaceful protest against the formation of new Papuan provinces in Sorong, Papua Barat Province, on 3 June 2022 (Source: JPIC Kingmi Papua)