BREAKING NEWS: ULMWP Director and over 100 KNPB members arrested

MEDIA ADVISORY from Komite Nasional Papua Barat (KNPB)

MASS ARREST IN WEST PAPUA (Jayapura, 19 November 2018) Around 104 members of West Papua National Committee (KNPB) and Markus Haluk, Executive Director of United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) were arrested just before we were about to start a discussion commemorating the tenth anniversary of our organization at a student dormitory.

They are currently at the Jayapura police station. Police came without showing letter of assignment, letter of search, nor letter of arrest. Our equipment for discussion was confiscated. Several hours prior at a separate location, our secretariat was destroyed by security forces. They came without showing letter of assignment and letter of search. Some of our equipment including food were destroyed, while some other were confiscated. Two of our members who were cooking were beaten without any apparent reason.

KNPB Spokesperson: Victor Yeimo 081337017191 (WA)

 

MEDIA ADVISORY PENANGKAPAN MASSAL DI PAPUA (Jayapura, 19 November 2018) Sekitar 104 anggota Komite Nasional Papua Barat (KNPB) dan Direktur Eksekutif United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Markus Haluk ditangkap dan saat ini berada di Polresta Jayapura. Kami ditangkap ketika sedang akan melaksanakan diskusi memperingati ulang tahun organisasi KNPB yang ke-sepuluh di asrama mahasiswa Pegunungan Bintang. Polisi datang tanpa memperlihatkan surat tugas, surat penggeledahan, maupun surat penangkapan. Barang-barang persiapan diskusi diambil oleh polisi. Beberapa jam sebelumnya, polisi mendatangi sekretariat pusat KNPB tanpa menunjukkan surat tugas maupun surat penggeledahan. Sekretariat kami dirusak, berbagai barang-barang kami termasuk bahan makanan diambil dan dirusak. Dua anggota kami yang sedang memasak dipukul tanpa sebab.

Jubir KNPB: Ones Suhuniap 081350252859