Three West Papua Activists Arrested

Three West Papua Activists Arrested

The Jakarta Post [website] - Papua Police have detained three activists of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), for their allegedly subversive activities.

The three activists -- Mako Tabuni, Serafin Diaz, and Yance Motte – had been arrested along with 14 of their friends on Friday, Papua Police spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. Nurhabri said on Monday. Tabuni and Diaz had been arrested in Jayapura harbor, and Yance was apprehended in the office of the Papua Customary Council.

The 14 friends had subsequently been released, but the three remained in police custody.

"We have evidence that the three activists were involved in a rally on Mar. 10 in front of Wamena, calling on people to separate from the Unitary State of Indonesia."