Report – By Pacific Media Watch
Two French journalists jailed in West Papua by Indonesian military occupying authorities have appeared in court for the first time since they were arrested more than two months ago.
Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois of Arte TV were not deported by the Indonesian regime for breaching their tourist visas by reporting on Indonesia’s human rights abuses, but were instead subjected to 11 weeks imprisonment while Indonesia investigated various charges against them, including sedition.
Eventually, Jakarta Globe reported, charges of violating the 2011 Law on Immigration and the Penal Code of Indonesia were laid. Read more »