The Australian: West Papuan flotilla backers under arrest

Joel Mageray

WEST Papuans who attended a church meeting to pray for Australian activists sailing towards West Papua in a “Freedom Flotilla” have been arrested by Indonesian police, Amnesty International has established.

Indonesian naval vessels have been deployed along the West Papuan border in a “show of force” aimed at the flotilla and are stopping local boats from leaving the flotilla’s destination port, the Australian activists say.

Amnesty International last night criticised the Indonesian government for arresting the four “peaceful activists” — Apolos Sewa, Yohanes Goram, Amandus Mirino and Semuel Klasjok — and called for their “immediate and unconditional release”.

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