Report – By Banjir Ambarita in Jayapura
Two French journalists arrested in Papua for operating without journalism visas should serve four months in jail and face a cursory $200 fine, prosecutors in the region have told a court.
“It’s the maximum request and we hope it will be a lesson for foreigners to not violate their visas in Indonesia,” lead prosecutor Sukanda said.
Thomas Charles Dandois, 40, and Marie Valentine Bourrat, 29, were arrested on August 6 with three alleged members of the pro-independence Free Papua Organisation (OPM). Read more »