A Free West Papua Campaign video on a protest in London this week calling for the immediate release of the detained journalists.
Report – By Pacific Media Watch
Indonesian immigration officials have extended the detention period for two arrested French journalists accused of violating the terms of their tourist visas by carrying out reporting work in Papua.
“We will extend their detention to complete their dossiers, which we’re working on,” Gardu Tampubolon, head of the Jayapura immigration office, was quoted as saying by state-run news agency Antara on Monday.
The immigration office also rejected the request to place the two journalists, Thomas Dandois, 40, and Valentine Bourrat, 29, under “city arrest,” which would mean they’re allowed to leave jail but not the city. Read more »