An international lawyers group has called on Indonesia to free West Papuan prisoners held for peaceful expression of their political views.
Political Prisoners & Wrongful Imprisonment
October 29, 2019
October 9, 2019
Human rights activists from the Papuan Civil Coalition have condemned police in Papua for transferring treason suspects to East Kalimantan.
October 5, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) spokesperson Surya Anta, who has being detained at the Mobile Brigade Command Headquarters (Mako Brimob) in Depok since Sept
August 12, 2019
A Polish man jailed for treason in West Papua is to appeal his conviction and sentence in Indonesia's Supreme Court.
July 12, 2019
Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – Indonesia has granted clemency to a Canadian teacher convicted of sexually abusing students, an official said on Friday, in a case that critics say wa
July 3, 2019
A Polish man imprisoned in Indonesia's Papua province for treason says his government has been of little help to him.
May 14, 2019
RNZ Pacific – Two West Papuans accused of "rebellion" have been sentenced to more than a year in an Indonesian prison.
May 9, 2019
A Polish tourist in Indonesia jailed for five years after meeting West Papuan rebels has filed an appeal of his sentence.
May 3, 2019
A Polish tourist in Indonesia sentenced to five years jail for meeting West Papuan rebels is maintaining his innocence ahead of an appeal.
May 2, 2019
Wamena, Papua – A Polish man was sentenced to five years in prison for treason on Thursday after meeting with rebels in the restive Indonesian province of Papua.
April 4, 2018
A member of the pro-independence West Papua National Committee has been freed from prison having completed his jail term.
March 14, 2018
A member of the pro-independence West Papua National Committee has been given a ten-month jail sentence for treason by an Indonesian court.
January 9, 2018
Helen Davidson – West Papuan independence campaigners have called for the release of an activist who has been put on trial for treason after he helped gather signatures for a petition.
January 8, 2018
Andreas Harsono – Last week an activist famous in Indonesia for peacefully advocating for the independence of the country's Papua and West Papua provinces, Filep Karma, briefly became a
July 15, 2017
UCAN – An Indonesian priest in Papua has joined rights activists in filing a judicial review of the country's treason law in the Constitutional Court.
May 7, 2017
Jakarta – The Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto said on Saturday that he would soon summon Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen.
May 5, 2017
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto has called on universities to tackle the spread of ideologies that are opposed to the nation's
April 28, 2017
Jakarta – The Jakarta chapter of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) denounced United Indonesia Party (Perindo) chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo's decision to report online media tirto.id to t
April 26, 2017
Jakarta – Hary Tanoesoedibjo, an Indonesian media mogul and chairman of the Indonesian Unity Party, or Perindo, filed a police report on Tuesday (25/04) against an article written by senior investi
April 22, 2017
From the ashes of the recent Jakarta poll has arisen a story of an insidious behind-the-scenes campaign to overthrow Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, but the country's military, whose mem
April 4, 2017
Jakarta – The initiator of massive rallies against Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama reported the arrest of a firebrand cleric for alleged treason to the National Commission on Human R
Jakarta – The Jakarta Police revealed on Monday their preliminary findings following Thursday night's arrest of five treason suspects, including the leader of hard-line organization the Muslim Peop
April 2, 2017
Jakarta – A hardline Muslim leader arrested ahead of Friday's anti-Ahok rally in Jakarta will be kept in custody for at least 20 days to be interrogated over an alleged plot against the government,
March 16, 2017
Jakarta – Jakarta Police have temporarily released political activist Sri Bintang Pamungkas from police detention on account of his health condition.
February 13, 2017
The names of four political activists charged by Indonesia with treason in West Papua have been released by the human rights advocacy group Amnesty International.