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A Former Political Prisoner’s Fragile Freedom in Indonesia | Human Rights Watch

Last week an activist famous in Indonesia for peacefully advocating for the independence of the country’s Papua and West Papua provinces, Filep Karma, briefly became a political prisoner. Again.

This time around, Karma, who always wears the Morning Star symbol of West Papua independence on his shirt, was detained by a uniformed Indonesian Armed Forces officer after disembarking at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

Source: A Former Political Prisoner’s Fragile Freedom in Indonesia | Human Rights Watch

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