Cases of human rights violations

Three Papuans sentenced for treason – Amnesty International calls for immediate release of defendants

On 14 June 2023, judges at the Sorong District Court found the defendants, Mr Elias Wetipo, Mr Marthen Samonsabra Oiwari, and Mr. Yoran Pahabol, guilty of treasonous acts. They were sentenced to prison for delivering peaceful speeches and displaying banners with the Morning Star symbol at the airport in Sorong on 13 September 2022.

Three Papuans found guilty of treason and sentenced to two years

Judges at the Makassar District Court in Manokwari found three Papuan defendants guilty of treason and criminal conspiracy against the state as stipulated under Article 106 of the Indonesian Criminal Code (KUHP) and Article 110 KUHP. Mr Kostan Karlos Bonay (85 years), Mr Andreas Sanggenafa (65 years), and Mr Hellesvred Bezalle Soleman Waropen (55 years) were sentenced to two years imprisonment each.

Military member alleged of raping woman in Nabire

The Telenta Keadilan Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH TKP) has documented a case involving the alleged rape of Mrs L. by an Indonesian soldier in Nabire Regency, Papua Tengah Province. The alleged rape occurred on May 11, 2023, at 02:00 am on Jayanti Kali Bobo Street in Nabire District, Nabire Regency.

Police arrest 30 protesters demanding justice for Victor Yeimo in Sentani, Jayapura Regency

Activists have been closely following the trial and repeatedly launched peaceful actions in support of Victor Yeimo in front of the district court in the city of Jayapura (PN Jayapura). Police officers arbitrarily arrested 54 members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) and supporters in the city of Jayapura and the neighbouring town of Sentani, Jayapura District, between 8 and 11 April 2023.