Jhon Erickson Asem was arrested along with Rudi Relis Komber in August 2019. Prosecutors sought one year six months for Jhon Erickson Asem and Rudi Relis Komber. They were found guilty of violating Article 170 paragraph (1) on collective violence against persons or objects of the Criminal Code during the mass anti-racism protests in Fakfak. Jhon Asem was sentenced to 1 year and 4 months jail on 7 February 2020, whereas Rudi Komber was sentenced to one year and five months jail on 13 February 2020.