Aimas 1 May commemoration


On 30 April 2013, seven people were arrested after security forces opened fire into a crowd of community members. The crowd had gathered at the house of Isak Klaibin in Sorong, Aimas dsitrict with the intention of commemorating 1 May, the anniversary marking the administrative transfer of Papua to Indonesia. The seven men were charged with treason under Articles 106 and 110 of the Indonesian Criminal Code and possession of weapons under the Emergency Law 12/1951.