Third Papuan Congress demo in Biak


On 19 October, Biak activist Piethein Manggaprouw was arrested for his involvement in a peaceful demonstration commemorating the second anniversary of the Third Papuan Peoples’ Congress.  Manggaprouw has been charged with conspiracy to commit treason under Articles 106 and 110 of the Indonesian Criminal Code. He was reportedly denied food in detention, with prison authorities providing only one meal a day, which has severely affected his physical health.