Pacific Scoop: Report – By Katharina R. Lestari in Jakarta
Five West Papuan political prisoners have been released after serving three-year sentences in a Jayapura prison.
The activists were arrested in October 2011 for reading out a “declaration of independence” from Indonesia. They were released yesterday.
“Those released included prominent tribal leader Forkorus Yaboisembut, who was declared “president of the Federal Republic of West Papua” during the 2011 declaration of independence event; Edison Waromi, who was declared prime minister; as well as Agustinus Sanany Kraar, Selpius Bobii and Dominikus Sorbet. Read more »