Assa Asso
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Date of Birth
Date of Arrest23/09/2019
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He was arrested on 23 September 2019 and charged with Articles 106 and 160 of the Criminal Code. The 32-year-old man (in early 2020) is a documentary filmmaker and also a member of a non-violent grassroot organization called West Papua National Committe (KNPB / Komite Nasional Papua Barat) which advocates for right to self-determination.On 29 August 2019, Mr Asso participated in a pro-West Papuan independence protest in Jayapura. This protest was part of the political uprising that swept across West Papua from 19 August to 23 September 2019.