Friday, July 7, 2017

Around 150 West Papuan people in Nabire arrested, including children. Many tortured.


From Free West Papua campaign webpage



Around 150 West Papuan people in Nabire arrested, including children. Many tortured.

JULY 8, 2017
URGENT NEWS – We have received urgent reports from West Papua that between 30th June and 6th July, around 150 West Papuan people were arrested and many of them tortured, by the Indonesian police for peaceful actions. A chronology of events reported follows.



Initial arrests
According to the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), on 30th June West Papuan activist Yanto Waine went missing for 3 days and it emerged that he had been arrested on Mulia Road in Nabire, West Papua. On 4th July West Papuan people peacefully demonstrated for his release and at least 31 of them were then arrested too. The police promised that 3 of the activists would be arrested the next day but only Yanto Waine was released, and this took place on 6th July.





Mass arrests

After Yanto Waine’s release, around 150 West Papuan people peacefully marched to the Indonesian police station in Nabire to call for the release of the remaining detainees and everyone were reportedly arrested for doing so. Nine West Papuan youths and children were also among those arrested.


Of the 150 or so people believed to have been arrested, the confirmed names of 104 of them can be found below:
1. Yonatan Gobay 
2. Yulianus Pigai 
3. Metu Tebay 
4. Martinus Goo 
5. Geo Mote 
6. Sia Gobay 
7. Selpianus Woge 
8. Lenis Newegalen 
9. Tualiminus Newegalen
10. Matias Newegalen 
11. Abnel Gobay 
12. Henok Tebay
13. Teman Kulla 
14. Mamkinus Newegalen 
15. Wepkianus Newegalen
16. Nitiau Newegalen 
17. Jodi Alom 
18. Kantiu Mom 
19. Rekomi Kamangal 
20. Perpi Newegalen 
21. Yanuarius Degey
22. Agus Kulla 
23. Idem Kulla 
24. Kristianus Pigay
25. Koar Kobepa 
26. Nelhol Magai 
27. Takugi Gobay
28. Abimelek Muyapa 
29. San Twp Yukei 
30. Fredy Nawipa
31. Yames Pigai 
32. Yanuarius Kudiai 
33. Apola Gobay
34. Sam Degei 
35. Aby Yeimo 
36. Ap Yeimo
37. Martinus Nawipa 
38. Yosep Pigai 
39. Jhon Degei
40. Mussa Tobay 
41. Yanuarius Pigai 
42. Jecky Pigai
43. Ena Tenouye 
44. Franz Bunai 
45. Amelia Tatogo
46. Yambres Anouw 
47. Pius Degei 
48. Paskalis Nakapa
49. Frans Degei 
50. Silvester Waine 
51. Metu Tebay
52. Meske Tebay 
53. Abe Yukei 
54. Debora Degei
55. Stepanus Bunai 
56. Brigita Gobay 
57. Kristina Yatipai
58. Sealtiel Gobay 
59. Stepanus Pigai 
60. Mikux Kudiai
61. Jegky Gobay 
62. Herman Kudiai 
63. Aloo Dogopia
64. Blandina Gobay 
65. Yotinus Wonda 
66. On Gobay
67. Yonan Pekey 
68. Barnes Douw 
69. Yanto Waine
70. Andiston Bouya 
71. Demia Pigome 
72. Oktovianus Woge
73. Hiskia Pigai 
74. Agus Pigai 
75. Mus Waker
76. Menus Kogoya 
77. Epri Yikwa 
78. Prayus Wakerwa
79. Alex Kogoya 
80. Jekon Kogoya 
81. Lamil Kogoya
82. Otniel Yeimo 
83. Yosafat Tatogo 
84. Jeri Alom
85. Army Kiwak 
86. Agus Kayame 
87. Aten Gobay
88. Seli Tebay 
89. Aloo Nawipa
90. 
Herman Kudiai
91. Icepi Kogopa
92. Kaliminus Magai
93. Arson Kiwak
94. Neptunus Newegau
95. Agus Kallah
The names and ages of the children arrested can be found below:
96. Stepanus Yeimo (13 years old)
97. Natalis Mote (14 years old) 
98. Eldon Pekei (15 years old)
99. Petrus Gobai (15 years old)
100. Robert Yeimo (16 years old)
101. Aten Agapa (16 years old)
102. Silas Degei (16 years old)
103. Eli Magai (18 years old) 
104. Yotam Nawipa (23 years old)

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