Human rights defenders have reportedly been arrested in Aceh in Indonesia. On 22 February 2004 at approximately 12.30, Iwan Irama Putra was reportedly arrested by Brimob at a friend's home in Banda Aceh, and has not been seen since. Early on 23 February 2004, police allegedly made a series of raids on the homes of members of ORPAD. At approximately 4.00, it is reported that they detained Ms. Harlina at her home, beat her and then took her away in a Kijang minivan. She was last seen approximately two hours later, when police took her with them to the house of another activist, who was reportedly not at home at the time.
In addition, according to the information received, on 23 February 2004 at approximately 6.00, Nursida was arrested at her home, together with Nova Rahayu. They were reportedly taken away in two trucks. They were subsequently released on 24th February and in their testimony said that Mr. Masrizal (who had been detained on 19th February), Mr. Iwan Irama Putra and Ms. Harlina had been tortured in detention. Mr. Masrizal reportedly remains in detention.