67 ULMWP supporters arrested during peaceful demonstration in Jayapura

The independent news outlet ‘Tabloid Jubi’ has reported the arrest of 67 ‘United Liberation Movement for West Papua’ (ULMWP) supporters during a demonstration in Jayapura Municipality, Papua Province, on the 24 September 2018. The protesters expressed their support for Vanuatu and other Pacific countries, which had raised the West Papua issue during the 73rd General Assembly Session of the United Nations. A police officer allegedly ill-treated a protester named Petrus Kosamah around 11.00 am, as members of the crowd control unit DALMAS dispersed the crowd at the campus of the Jayapura University for Science and Technology (USTJ) in Abepura.

The arrests occurred in three different locations. Police officers conducted arrests at Ekspo Waena  at 9.20 am. Approximately two hours later, at 11.30 am, police officers arrested several protesters in front of the post office in Abepura. The arrests at the USTJ campus occurred at 11.45 am. The majority of arrestees were Papuan university students. All rrested protesters were detained at the Jayapura Municipality Police station (see intro image). The head of Papuan Regional Police (Polda Papua), Officer Martuani Sormin, denied that police officers had ill-treated any protester. He justified the dispersals, stating that the police was allegedly not informed about the demonstration.

Table with names of arrested protesters

Nr

Name

Status

Place of arrest

1

Dewo Wonda

University student

EKSPO, Waena

2

Lion Kabak

University student

EKSPO, Waena

3

Yunara Wandikbo

University student

EKSPO, Waena

4

Niba Aroba

University student

EKSPO, Waena

5

Kabel Bagau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

6

Anggrek Babugau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

7

Ason Mirin

University student

EKSPO, Waena

8

Kisman Nabyal

University student

EKSPO, Waena

9

Deki Kogoya

University student

EKSPO, Waena

10

Freedom T

University student

EKSPO, Waena

11

Wiame Hagijimbau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

12

Ebed Enggalim

University student

EKSPO, Waena

13

Memo Hagijimbau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

14

Yuspianus Duwitau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

15

Wanius Kombo

University student

EKSPO, Waena

16

Ricky Yapugau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

17

Mitinus Lawiya

University student

EKSPO, Waena

18

Fery Kogoya

University student

EKSPO, Waena

19

Feri Mujijau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

20

Seteniel Bagubau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

21

Nobel Belau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

22

Gerson Wetipo

University student

EKSPO, Waena

23

Fredy Wamu

University student

EKSPO, Waena

24

Weyek Aliknoe

University student

EKSPO, Waena

25

Marius Agimoni

University student

EKSPO, Waena

26

Zeth Enn

University student

EKSPO, Waena

27

Chyrro Dendegau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

28

Binladen Mabin

University student

EKSPO, Waena

29

Kominus Ueling

University student

EKSPO, Waena

30

Lanihe Lany

Female university student

EKSPO, Waena

31

Mandena Tanambani

University student

EKSPO, Waena

32

Siwe Weya

University student

EKSPO, Waena

33

Noken Tipagau

University student

EKSPO, Waena

34

Melawan Wantik

Member of demonstartion organising committee

EKSPO, Waena

35

Naman Manufandu

University student

EKSPO, Waena

36

Jespien Emani

University student

EKSPO, Waena

37

Arel Jikwa

University student

EKSPO, Waena

38

Malvin Yobe

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

39

Alber Yatipai

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

40

Yosep Asso

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

41

Jeny Degei

Female university student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

42

Allo Alua

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

43

Hendrikus Okmonggop

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

44

Don Borom

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

45

Mater Sambom

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

46

Yosep Yatipai

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

47

Petrus Kosamah

University student, ill-treated during arrest

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

48

Leo Konorop

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

49

Yustinus Yare

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

50

Desma Wasina

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

51

Widius Kossay

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

52

Efrat B. Wakerkwa

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

53

Rustinus Tuwok

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

54

Petrus Alua

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

55

Meky Gobai

University student

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

56

Enos Adii

University studen

University of Science and Technology (USTJ), Abepura

57

Obaja Itlay

University student

In front of post office, Abepura

58

Septinus M. Kossay

University student

In front of post office, Abepura

59

Otinus Meage

University student

In front of post office, Abepura

60

Gerson Asso

University student

In front of post office, Abepura

61

Bertinus Kossay

University studen

In front of post office, Abepura

62

Aleksander Tiko

University student

In front of post office, Abepura

63

Andrianto Tekege

Pupil

In front of post office, Abepura

64

Lewis Ningdana

University student

In front of post office, Abepura

65

Daniel Kudiay

University studen

In front of post office, Abepura

66

Abiniel Doo

University student

In front of post office, Abepura

67

Beny Hisage

University studen

In front of post office, Abepura