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Sebby Sambom released from prison in West Papua

We are delighted to share news that Papuan political prisoner Sebby Sambom was yesterday released from prison in West Papua. Sebby had been arrested following his participation in a peaceful demonstration held in Jayapura to support the launch of International … Continue reading

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Indonesian Government refuse to investigate claims of prisoner abuse

In a sign of their total disregard for human rights, the Indonesian Government have brushed off calls to investigate widespread prisoner abuse in West Papua. It is surely now time for the United Nations to intervene and urgently send independent … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch launches urgent appeal over prisoner abuse in West Papua

The Indonesian government should investigate and hold accountable abusive guards and officials at the Abepura prison in Papua, Human Rights Watch said today. Various sources report that torture, beatings, and mistreatment by guards are rampant. Abepura holds approximately 230 prisoners, of whom more than a dozen are imprisoned for peaceful political acts.

“How can the government turn a blind eye to beatings and torture in one of its prisons?” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Jakarta needs to put an end to this disgraceful behavior, punish those responsible, and start keeping a close eye on what is happening there.” Continue reading

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