Timika, Papua Selatan Province, Human Rights Day 10 Dec. – Police violence and arbitrary arrests 

In Timika, the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Timika University Students, the Independent Forum of West Papua Students (FIMWP), and Papuan Voices, all members of the Solidarity Movement Against Investment and Militarism in Papua participated in Human Rights marches

Police officers reportedly ill-treated protesters while dispersing the demonstration.  At least 37 protesters – including women, children, and one infant – were arbitrarily detained. Four protesters, namely Mr Yoel Mayau, Mr Joki Sondegau, Mrs Delmince Tobai, and Mr John Tagi, were reportedly beaten by police officers with rifle butts. They sustained bruises on their heads and bodies.  All protesters were released from detention on the same day.

The Mimika District Police Chief (Kapolres Mimika), Commissioner I Gede Putra, did not respond to questions on the allegations of arbitrary arrest and ill-treatment of protesters raised by Papuan media outlet Jubi.

Detailed Case Data
name of the location: Timika (-4.552902090937581, 136.8865096488921)
administrative region: Indonesia, Papua Tengah Province, Mimika Regency, Timika City
total number of victims: dozens
period of incident: 10.12.2023
perpetrator: police
perpetrator details: unknown
Issues: indigenous peoples, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, ill-treatment, arbitrary arrest 
Sources: Further HRM News: https://humanrightsmonitor.org/news/police-in-west-papua-prevent-commemorations-of-human-rights-day-protesters-in-timika-and-manokwari-face-police-violence-and-arbitrary-arrests/

NumberName, DetailsGenderAgeGroup AffiliationViolations
1Yoel Mayaumaleunknownindigenous, activisttorture
1Joki Sondegaumaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention, torture
1Onan Kobogaumaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
Jefry Weyamaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Terianus Weyamaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Yosua Madaimaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Herman Yeimomaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Obet Tenoyemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Longgi Ukagomaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Anamince Pagaifemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Yeskn Bomamaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Merry Pekeyfemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Delmince Tobai femaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention, torture
1Marike Yobefemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Otolince Gobaifemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Augusta Degeifemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Domika Pakagefemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Yandeni Degeimaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Delson Wandikbomaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Riman Ondowamemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1John Tagimaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention, torture
1Penias Nawipamaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Samuel Degaimaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Ronius Wandikbomaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Petu Ukagomaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Heky Degeimaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Yonatan Tenoyemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Frans Wainemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Helen Edogaifemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Marsel Yobemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Pincen Gobaimaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Seleni Doufemaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Tobias Bagubaumaleunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Falen Gobaiunknwonunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Mince Tebaiunknownunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Mersel Tebaiunknownunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention
1Infant, N/Aunknownunknownindigenous, activist arbitrary detention