Yesnel Bahba
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Date of Arrest01/12/2019
Case DetailsThe authorities accuse Mr Bahba of treason on the basis of having intended to participate in a West Papuan Morning Star flag-raising ceremony.
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Mr Bahba is a farmer. At the time of his arrest, he and 22 other individuals were walking from their villages to Fakfak City to participate in the commemoration of West Papua’s national day. He was arrested by Fakfak Police Resort without a warrant.

He is 40 years old in 2020.

At the time of his arrest, Mr Bahba and 22 other individuals were walking from their villages to Fakfak City to participate in the commemoration of West Papua’s national day. While taking a break en route, the group was surrounded by security forces, who proceeded to chase, shoot at, and arrest them. Security forces accused Mr Bahba, along with each of the other individuals, of planning to attend a West Papuan Morning Star flag-raising ceremony.

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