The Sarmi four


On 3 March 2013, four men were arrested at Yamna village in Sarmi district. Upon their arrest Isak Demetouw (alias Alex Makabori) and Daniel Norotouw from Jayapura, and Niko Sasomar and Sileman Teno from Sarmi were allegedly found with weapons and TPN/OPM documents. They were charged with possession of weapons and conspiracy to commit violence in Sarmi and Jayapura districts under Article 110 of the Indonesian Criminal Code and Article 2 of the Emergency Law 12/1951.  According to the four men, they were arrested following an event they held to organise and inform the community about the forthcoming 1 May commemoration.