August 30, 2017

Urgent Action: Papuan Prisoner of Conscience Denied Parole (Indonesia: UA 199.17)


Political activist, Oktovianus Warnares was convicted of “rebellion” (makar) in 2013 after peacefully commemorating the 50th anniversary of the handover of Papua to the Indonesian government. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released.

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Political activist, Oktovianus Warnares was convicted of “rebellion” (makar) in 2013 after peacefully commemorating the 50th anniversary of the handover of Papua to the Indonesian government. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Oktovianus Warnares as he has been convicted and imprisoned solely for the peaceful exercise of his human right to freedom of expression, and
  • Stop evoking vague and overbroad legislation to arrest, prosecute and punish persons for peacefully exercising their human rights.

Contact below officials by 11 October, 2017: 

Minister of Law and Human Rights
Mr. Yasonna Laoly
Ministry of Law and Human Rights
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. 6-7,
Jakarta Selatan 12940, Indonesia
Twitter: @Kemenkumham_RI
Fax: +62 (0)21 525 3004
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202.775.5200
Twitter: @KBRIWashDC
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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