Moluccan and West Papuan people targeted for peaceful protest

The families of Maluku political prisoners from Ambon and Aboru, Haruku Island, visiting Nusa Kambangan prison. Image supplied by Andreas Halsono

More than 70 West Papuan and Moluccan people are in jail in Indonesia, charged with treason and facing lengthy sentences for raising flags of independence at peaceful protests.

Human Rights Watch has been monitoring the crackdowns on people from Indonesia’s Eastern provinces for decades, reporting on the slow degradation of indigenous rights.

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