On 6 August, two French journalists visited Areki Wanimbo, a Lanny Jaya tribal leader, to find out more about the situation in Lanny Jaya. They were arrested that day, alongside five other Papuan men who have since been released. The journalists were released after spending 11 weeks in detention. However Areki remains in detention and faces charges of conspiracy to commit treason despite the lack of credible evidence.
Political prisoner Dominikus Surabut talks about the yawning gap between the rights of political prisoners and the conditions they are kept in, both in Abepura prison and in prisons across Papua
Statement from Filep Karma, posted by Amnesty International
Film about BUK Papua’s work to support Prisoners in West Papua.