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Urgent Action: Papuan activist charged for posting Facebook video in Indonesia

A peaceful pro-independence Papuan activist, Agustinus Yolemal, was detained and charged for posting a video on Facebook. He was charged with “disseminating hostility against the state ideology” under the Law on Electronic Information and Transaction. If convicted, he would face a penalty of up to six years’ imprisonment. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released.

Please write immediately in English, Bahasa or your own language urging Indonesia authorities to:

◼ Immediately and unconditionally release Agustinus Yolemal who has been solely detained for peacefully exercising their human rights, and withdraw any charges against him;

◼ Ensure that, pending his release, Agustinus Yolemal is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and is provided with regular access to his family, lawyer and any medical treatment he may require;

◼ Stop using vague and overbroad legislation to arrest, prosecute and punish persons for peacefully exercising their human rights.



Papua Regional Head of Police

Irjen Martuani Sormin

Papua Regional Police Headquarters

Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 8

Jayapura, Papua Province

Indonesia 99115

Fax: +62 96 753 3763

Twitter: @HmsPoldaPapua

Salutation: Dear Inspector General

Head of Presidential Staff Office (KSP)

(Retired) General Moeldoko

Gedung Bina Graha

Jl. Veteran No. 16

Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta

Indonesia 10110

Fax: +62 21 345 0009


Salutation: Dear General

And copies to:

Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM)

Mr. Ahmad Taufan Damanik

Jl. Latuharhary No. 4B, Menteng

Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta

Indonesia 10310

Fax: +62 21 392 5227


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY DR RIZAL SUKMA, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, 30 Great Peter Street, SW1P 2BU, 02074997661, Fax 02074914993,,, Salutation: Your Excellency


Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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