22 May 2013
by Nafatli Edoway
A short while ago, Tapol, an NGO which is based in London, reported that up to March 2013, there where about forty Papuans in prison who have been found guilty of violating the law on treason – makar
. [See Suara Papua: TAPOL Calls on the Indonesian government to stop saying that there are no Political Prisoners in Papua
]It is quite clear that Articles 106 and 214 of the Criminal Code are being used as a weapon by the Indonesian government to clamp down on the nationalism of the Papuan people. In addition, military operations and intelligence operations.are still occurring.
The large number of political prisoners – tapol and napol [convicted political prisoners] – as well as the many military operations which occur, and the impoverished condition of the Papuan people mean that there are many problems between the two…