District Police Yapen spreads Fear and Terror (16 Aug 2012)
JPIC Desk of GKI Church Synod Office - On 12 May 2012 at 01.30 am (East Indonesia Time) police forces under the command of the head of police district Yapen, AKBP Royke Handelangi, SH failed to abduct five human rights activists from Yapen, namely Yehuda Kandipi, Elihakim Karubaba, Piet Aninam, Silas Karubaba and Sopeba Woru at the village Kainui 2, Angkaisera district. They used five cars and five trucks for the operation.

Police does not grant permission for demonstrations for the commemoration of the “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples” in West Papua (16 Aug 2012)
JPIC Desk, Synod Office of GKI di Tanah Papua - The planned activities related to the “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples” in several West Papuan cities on 09 August 2012 have not been authorized by the Indonesian police. In Jayapura and Serui Human Rights activists tried to organize peaceful demonstartions for the comemmoration of the “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples” in accordance with legal procedures at the poilice station in charge. In both cities the local police did not grant permission for the peaceful protests.

Security forces block peaceful demonstration in Papua (16 Aug 2012)
Amnesty International and JPIC - Amnesty International calls for an independent and impartial investigation into reports that police used unnecessary and excessive force to disperse a peaceful demonstration in Papua province commemorating International Day of the World’s Indigenous People on 9 August 2012.

KNPB urge police to stop brutality against Papuans (16 Aug 2012)
Tabloid Jubi and West Papua Media Alerts - West Papua National Committee (KNPB) has requested that the security forces not be arrogant in continuing to chase, arrest and interrogate people who do not know anything, without following procedures that are applicable in Indonesia.

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in West Papua, a pregnant women was arrested by Police (16 Aug 2012)
Tabloid Jubi - Celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day in Serui, Papua, on August 9, has closed by security forces who arrested some peoples. 11 people were arrested for demonstration in the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration.