Erik Aliknoe

Date of Birth29/04/1996
Date of Arrest19/09/2019
Case DetailsThe authorities accuse Mr Aliknoe of treason on the basis of having organised a protest in Manokwari on 3 September 2019 and delivered Free West Papua speeches during that protest.
Sentence9 months in prison
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Mr Aliknoe is a student at Universitas Papua. He both assisted in the organisation of and participated in a Free West Papua protest in Manokwari on 3 September 2019, including by delivering speeches at the protest. Two Morning Star flags were flying during this protest, which was part of the broader political uprising which swept across West Papua from 19 August to 23 September 2019. He was arrested by Manokwari Police Resort without warrant.

He was sentenced to nine months in prison and released on 16th June 2020 after serving full sentence.

[He is a student at Universitas Papua. His arrest went viral because he was forced to go into a car in a public spot so people thought he was kidnapped.]