Papuan given two years jail for involvement in demo PDF Afdrukken

Posted at 02:36 on 11 September, 2009 UTC

A Papuan man in Indonesia has been sentenced to two years in prison for his involvement in a demonstration in Jayapura last October.

Sebby Sambom has already been in custody for nine months after taking part in a peaceful rally to show support for the launch of International Parliamentarians for West Papua in the British parliament.

As he was led from the court, Sambom rejected the subversion-related conviction and asked for international intervention in his case.

Papuan activist Buchtar Tabuni was sentenced to three years prison in July for provocation relating to the same demonstration.

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