Which part of the world? Answers on a postcard!

One chapter of the Alternative Human Rights Report describes a case study of what happened when 200 people publicly raised a flag in peaceful protest.  Police advanced on the crowd, firing guns and beating demonstrators with batons.  They then arrested the man they accused of raising the flag and took him to the police station where it is alleged that he was beaten.  Twenty of the people who protested outside were also arrested and in the end two people were given sentences of 15 and 10 years in prison.

I haven't had any answers on postcards, maybe because I didn't give my address.  The answer is that it happened in West Papua.

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