Timika: security forces disperse protest against new provinces in Papua on 3 June

On 3 June 2022, people in Timika went to the streets to voice their opposition to Jakarta’s planned administrative partitions. Police officers reportedly blocked the crowd at SP3 and arrested two protesters named Mr Jakson Wenda and Mr Anas Oktovianus H Rumaropen. Both were reportedly ill-treated during the arrest. The exact circumstances of the arrest remain unclear. A small group of protesters was allowed to share their aspirations with parliament representatives.

Detailed Case Data
name of the location: POLSEK Mimika Baru (-4.506201535989177, 136.89182972209883)
administrative region: Indonesia, Papua Province, Mimika Regency, Mimika Baru District, Timika town
total number of victims: 2
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, arbitrary detention
Further HRM News: https://humanrightsmonitor.org/case/security-forces-disperse-new-demonstrations-against-formation-of-new-provinces-in-west-papua-at-least-23-protesters-ill-treated-and-40-arrested/

NumberName, DetailsGenderAgeGroup AffiliationViolations
1 Jakson Wenda maleunknownactivistsarbitrary detention, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly
1Anas Oktovianus H Rumaropenmaleunknownactivistsarbitrary detention, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly