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Political Prisoners & Wrongful Imprisonment

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November 1, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - November 1, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Jackub Fabian Skrzypsi, a Polish citizen convicted of treason, was granted parole on September 22, 2023, from the Abepura Prison in Papua's Jayapura City.

September 27, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - September 27, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Upon his release, Papuan rights activist convicted of treason Viktor Yeimo was warmly received by a multitude of Papuan people on the Cultural Stage of Expo Waena in Ja

Tabloid Jubi - September 27, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – In a celebration marking his release from Abepura Penitentiary in Jayapura City on Saturday, September 23, 2023, Viktor Yeimo, the International Spokesperson of the Wes

September 24, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - September 24, 2023

Yamin Kogoya – Prominent West Papuan independence activist Victor Yeimo was yesterday released from prison in Jayapura, Indonesia's occupied capital of West Papua, sparking a massive ce

September 23, 2023

Suara Papua - September 23, 2023

Jayapura – In his remarks welcoming Papua activist Victor Yeimo's release from prison on Saturday September 23, United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Secretary Markus Haluk

Suara Papua - September 23, 2023

Agus Pabika, Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor F.

September 21, 2023

Suara Papua - September 21, 2023

Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Ones Suhuniap is asking Jayapura city police chief (Kapolresta) Senior Commissioner Victor Makbun to stop creating a commoti

August 5, 2023

The Saturday Paper - August 5, 2023

John Martinkus – As anyone who has ever visited West Papua knows, you can barely leave the airport before someone starts talking about independence.

May 8, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - May 8, 2023

Yogyakarta, Jubi – The Constitutional Court has, in fact, revoked in 2007 the article used by the panel of judges of the Jayapura District Court to sentence Viktor Yeimo, the internatio

May 7, 2023

Amnesty International Statement - May 7, 2023

Indonesian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Papuans and those detained solely for their peaceful expressions, said Amnesty International Indonesia and Amnesty In

January 18, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - January 18, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – International spokesperson of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Viktor Yeimo, who is currently tried for alleged treason, complained about the condition of his d

January 17, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - January 17, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – An alliance of all-Papua Student Executive Board (BEM) in Jayapura City on Monday, January 16, 2023, called for the unconditional release of West Papua National Committ

November 25, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 25, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The seven treason convicts who were found guilty of raising the Morning Star flag were released on September 27, 2022, after completing their prison term of ten months.

November 24, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 24, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Treason convict Melvin Yobe and seven others also experienced intimidation and acts of violence in the Abepura Prison.

November 23, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 23, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Apart from feeling that his health condition was neglected, treason convict Melvin Yobe also felt that he and the other seven Papuan activists and treason convicts were

November 22, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 22, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Head of Sub-Directorate 1 State Security of the Papua Police General Criminal Investigation Directorate Comr.

November 21, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - November 21, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The use of treason charges against Papuan activists has often been criticized as it criminalizes peaceful expression.

August 15, 2022

Human Rights Watch News Release - August 15, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesian authorities should immediately drop politically motivated treason charges and release Papuans detained for the peaceful exercise of their rights in the Papua and We

June 4, 2022

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement - June 4, 2022

Six defendants on trial for the attack on the Kisor Military Post in Maybrat Regency West Papua, were sentenced to between 18 and 20 years in prison on the 31 May.

June 1, 2022

The Independent - June 1, 2022

Craig Harris – My cell phone rang at 4 a.m. On the other end was Victor Yeimo calling from his hospital bed in Jayapura, the capital of West Papua.

March 8, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - March 8, 2022

Zely Ariane – CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance, and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) have expressed their deepest concern about the ongoing trial against Papuan human ri

March 4, 2022

Civicus Press Release - March 4, 2022

CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance, and Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are gravely concerned by the ongoing prosecution of human rights defender Victor Yeimo.

January 7, 2022

Asia Pacific Report - January 7, 2022

The Papuan People's Petition – "Petisi Rakyat Papua" – has called on the Indonesian government to release detained human rights advocate Victor Yeimo and to revoke the special autonomy

December 9, 2021

Radio New Zealand - December 9, 2021

Johnny Blades – A Polish man imprisoned by an Indonesian court in 2018 after visiting West Papua as a tourist remains languishing in a cell in Papua's remote interior with limited help

October 13, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - October 13, 2021

Theo Kelen, Jayapura – The Jayapura District Court is still waiting for the medical examination result of Victor Yeimo to determine his trial schedule.

October 12, 2021

Suara Papua - October 12, 2021

Atamus Kepno, Jayapura – Cenderawasih University (Uncen) students are urging the government through the Papua police to immediately release West Papua National Committee (KNPB) internat

September 21, 2021

Jakarta Post - September 21, 2021

Agencies, Jakarta – A United Nations expert has urged Indonesia to provide proper medical care to a Papuan independence activist to "keep him from dying in prison", after reports emerge

CNN Indonesia - September 21, 2021

Jakarta – Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Emmanuel Gobay says that West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor Yeimo is in a critical condition.

September 2, 2021

Suara Papua - September 2, 2021

Maria Baru, Kota Sorong – Papuan students studying in Bali say that the Indonesian state must release West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor Yeimo from a

September 1, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - September 1, 2021

Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – The Jayapura District Court has rejected all motions filed by Victor Yeimo, the international spokesperson for the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) and

August 31, 2021

Benar News - August 31, 2021

Ronna Nirmala, Jakarta – The start of a Papuan independence activist's trial on treason charges was postponed Tuesday for a third time after he fell ill and had to be hospitalized for p

August 30, 2021

Radio New Zealand - August 30, 2021

Indonesian authorities have been accused of defying a court order to urgently hospitalise the West Papuan political prisoner Victor Yeimo.

August 29, 2021

Suara Papua - August 29, 2021

Jayapura – Former Papuan political prisoner (tapol) Filep Karma has also joined with activists and Victor Yeimo's family when along with Yeimo's lawyer they went to the private residenc

Suara Papua - August 29, 2021

Press Release by Veronica Koman, Sydney – The District Court of Jayapura issued an order to hospitalize imprisoned West Papuan pro-independence leader, Victor Yeimo, as a matter of utmo

Tabloid JUBI - August 29, 2021

Jayapura, Jubi – The Coalition for Legal and Human Rights of Papua, who are Victor Yeimo's legal advisors, escorted Yeimo's family to the Chief Public Prosecutor's residence in Jayapura

August 28, 2021

Suara.com - August 28, 2021

Dwi Bowo Raharjo and Ria Rizki Nirmala Sari – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) diplomacy commissariat head Kobabe Wanimbo is appealing to the Papuan people to gather at the private

August 27, 2021

Radio New Zealand - August 27, 2021

New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that officials have raised concern with Indonesia over the case of a West Papuan political prisoner.

August 21, 2021

Radio New Zealand - August 21, 2021

A Polish man imprisoned in an Indonesian jail after visiting West Papua as a tourist is doing okay, according to his lawyer.

August 20, 2021

Suara Papua - August 20, 2021

Arnold Belau, Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) emphasized that Victor Yeimo's treatment should be prioritized before conducting a trial at the District Court.

August 19, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - August 19, 2021

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has called on Indonesian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Papuan leader Victor Yeimo from custody.

August 16, 2021

West Papua Action Auckland - August 16, 2021

16 August 2021

Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Parliament Buildings

Kia ora Nanaia Mahuta

August 12, 2021

UCA News - August 12, 2021

An ailing Papuan activist detained in an Indonesian police detention center for the last three months has called on authorities to move him to a prison in Jayapura, the capital of Papua

Radio New Zealand - August 12, 2021

Human rights advocates continue to voice concern for the welfare of West Papuan political prisoner Victor Yeimo.

Asia Pacific Report - August 12, 2021

International pressure is mounting on Indonesia to free West Papuan activist Victor Yeimo, the international spokesperson for the peaceful civilian West Papua National Committee (KNPB),

Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) - August 12, 2021

Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 6100
Senate, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

12 August 2021

August 9, 2021

Suara Papua - August 9, 2021

Jayapura – Lawyer and human rights activist Veronica Koman has spoken out about the worsening health of Papua activist Victor F Yeimo who has being detained at the Mobile Brigade comman

Suara Papua - August 9, 2021

Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) is urging the Papua regional police and the Papua chief public prosecutor to immediately release Papuan activist Victor F Yeimo becau

May 28, 2021

Radio New Zealand - May 28, 2021

Indonesia's government is being urged to release the West Papua pro-independence activist Victor Yeimo.

January 9, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - January 9, 2021

West Papuans are facing the start of 2021 with sorrowful news about the death of Mispo Gwijangge, a victim of accusations and torture over alleged crimes he did not commit.

August 25, 2020

Radio New Zealand - August 25, 2020

A group of West Papuan political prisoners just released from jail have paid tribute to a human rights lawyer who died last week.