Freedom of expression stifled in Papua: Activists

Posted: November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

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West Papua Action Network

http://m.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/11/12/freedom-expression-stifled-papua-activists.html

1) Freedom of expression stifled in Papua: Activists
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 11/12/2013 12:30 PM | Archipelago
The Papuan Coalition of Civil Society Upholding Law and Human Rights has accused the authorities of stifling freedom of expression in Papua.
"Demonstration as an expression of opinion in Papua has been muzzled. People assembling in a place are even arrested let alone staging a demonstration. That is what has happened in the past several months in Sorong, West Papua, and now in Jayapura," Ferry Marisan, a member of the coalition, told reporters in Jayapura on Tuesday as quoted by Antara news agency.
Ferry was referring to the arrest last week of a number of students demonstrating to reject a draft law on special autonomy at the complex of the Papuan People Assembly (Majelis Rakyat Papua) and at the campus of Cenderawasih University.
Ferry, a director from NGO Elsham Papua…

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