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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.

Download full UA in PDF