Nimbokrang arrests


On 10 August 2014, 20 people, including four women and one child, were arrested in Warambaim in Nimbokrang district under accusations of being members of the TPN/OPM. These arrests follow previous raids in July, reportedly after Mobile Brigades (Brigade Mobil, Brimob) and Papua Regional police (Kepolisian Daerah Papua, Polda Papua) received information about armed pro-independence camps in a village in the district. There were reports of ill-treatment of the detainees on arrest. Human rights lawyers were obstructed by police while attempting to gain access to their clients. The men face charges of treason under Article 106 of the Indonesian Criminal Code.