Recent Updates

  • Papuans Behind Bars: May 2013

    Arrests and excessive use of force in relation to commemorative events of 1 May – More arrests in relation to Yapen police death case – Radio host arrested in Manokwari – Luis Gedi released – Unfair trial for Edison Kendi and Yan Piet ManiamboiBoas Gombo denied lawyers – Trial for Sarmi arrests continue – Verdict scheduled for Biak explosives trial – Verdicts delivered for Timika Six – National civil society and International community respond to 1 May

  • Papuans Behind Bars: April 2013

    Tambrauw activists arrested for reporting civilian deaths – Puncak Jaya arbitrary arrests – Markus Yenu released – Police raid house of human rights activist – Yapen IP Day trial- Timika treason trial – Abepura ammunition trial – Flag-raising appeal rejected – Depapre trial begins – Edison Waromi and Selpius Bobii publish articles – Dominikus Surabut speaks out on prison conditions and political rights

  • Press Release: Launch of Papuans Behind Bars

    Website Jayapura, Tuesday 16 April 2013 Today the Civil Society Coalition for the Upholding of Law and Human Rights in the Land of Papua, working together with a number of human rights NGOs in Jakarta and internationally will formally … Continue reading

  • Papuans Behind Bars: March 2013

    Four alleged TPN/OPM members arrested in Sarmi – Human rights activists charged with treason in Manokwari – Six civilians arrested in raid in Paniai – Jon Nuntian released – Release of two teenagers in Paniai – Trial news from Timika, Biak, Wamena, Abepura – Support from Australia – Statement to UNHCR – Selpius Bobii speaks out – Ex Political Prisoner Herman Wanggai advocates in US – Political Prisoner list

  • Papuans Behind Bars: Feb 2013

    Seven arrested and tortured in Depapre – Two arrested in Paniai – Yusak Pakage released – Trial news from Wamena, Timika, Serui, Jayaura, Dominikus Surabut recieves award in prison – Former prisoner Sebby Sambom flees to PNG – 20 criminal prisoners held in Abepura Correctional Facility allegedly tortured – List of political prisoners

  • Update: January 2013

    Seven activists arrested in Mantembu – Buchtar Tabuni released, secures release of Simeon Dabi – Trial reports from Yapen, Wamena, Timika, Jayapura – Clemency request for Wamena prisoners still ignored – UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression postpones his visit to Indonesia – List of Prisoners January 2013

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