Timika 1 May commemoration


On 1 May 2013, fifteen people were arrested in Timika during a flag-raising ceremony commemorating 1 May, marking the administrative transfer of Papua to Indonesia. Five men were reportedly charged with treason and held in Timika prison. There have been serious health concerns reported regarding three of the five detainees – Musa Elas, Yacob Onawame and Alfisu Wamang.