French journalists arrests in Wamena

06/08/2014

On 6 August 2014, Areki Wanimbo, a tribal leader from Lanny Jaya was arrested alongside four other Papuans and two French journalists. While the other four Papuans were released shortly afterwards, Mr Wanimbo was initially charged with possession of ammunition under Emergency Law 12/1951 and breaching immigration rules under Article 122 of Law 6/2011 on Immigration. Charges were later changed to conspiracy to commit treason under Articles 106 and 110 of the Indonesian Penal Code.

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