Deber Enumby

Date of Birth30 on arrest
ChargesEmergency Law 12/1951
Date of Arrest04/01/2014
Case DetailsArrested following the theft of eight firearms from the Kurilik post by suspected TPN/OPM members.
SentenceUndergoing police investigation
Concerns Arbitrary detention, Torture on arrest, Ill treatment in detention
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On 4 January, Deber Enumby was arrested in Kurilik village in Puncak Jaya, following the theft of eight firearms from the Kurilik police post by suspected members of the National Liberation Army/Free Papua Movement (Tentara Pembebasan Nasional, TPN / Organisasi Papua Merdeka, OPM). He was charged with Emergency Law 12/1951 and potentially faces the death penalty, according to Papua police. According to reports from civil society groups and human rights activists, Enumby is not a member of the TPN/OPM. Several weeks later, Tiragud Enumby and Yenite Morib were arrested during a raid at Dondobaga church in Kurilik village, where there were accusations of violence towards the people at the church by security forces. There are concerns indicating Deber Enumby was tortured.

It is unclear at the time of writing whether Enumby is receiving legal accompaniment.


Email correspondence with local human rights investigator, February 2014

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“Serang pos polisi, Yemiter terancam hukuman mati,” Sindonews, 29 January 2014,

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