Jakarta Globe: ‘Free Papua Activists,’ Says Amnesty International

Anushka Shahjahan 

The right to peacefully advocate referendums is a part of freedom of expression and Indonesian authorities must drop charges brought against Papuan activists, Amnesty International demanded on Tuesday.

This would include Apolos Sewa, Yohanis Goram, Amandus Mirino and Samuel Klasjok, members of the Sorong branch of the Papuan Customary Council who were arrested on August 28 following a peaceful gathering at the Maranatha Church in West Papua.

The event was intended to raise the profile of Freedom Flotilla, an Australian organization that, as per its website, aims to create a link between indigenous people in Australia and Indonesia and shed light on the reasons why alleged human rights abuses in West Papua don’t draw the attention of the international community.

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