Karma: ‘We reject the term ‘narapidana politik’

West Papua Media Alerts

by Oktovianus Pogau at Suara Papua, with additional reporting from West Papua Media
 
27 May 2013

PAPUA, Jayapura:  Filep Karma, who is a political prisoner being held in the Abepura Prison, refuses to accept the use of the term ‘Narapidana  Politik‘  or ‘Napol’ (convicted political prisoner) which is used for him and about forty of his colleagues who are being detained in various prisons in the Land of Papua.

‘We feel more comfortable with the term ‘Tahanan Politik‘ – tapol – or political prisoner. Using the term ‘napol’ suggests that we committed acts of violence for which we were imprisoned.’

He went on to say that the vast majority of political prisoners were being held because of their political beliefs and not because they had committed any acts of violence or other crimes.

Several separate SMS messages were received by West Papua Media from…

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