We hope that you and your families are well during this time of COVID-19 crisis.
The trial of six political prisoners concluded on Friday, April 24, 2020, with the judges convicting and sentencing all six for treason (makar) for their peaceful demonstration condemning racism against Papuans in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on 28 August 2019.
We call for everyone to join the global campaign
#BebaskanTapol / #FreePapuanPoliticalPrisoners.
You can participate in the campaign by:
1. Posting solidarity messages to demand the Indonesian Government immediately release all political prisoners. You can attach the poster above or take a photo of yourself holding a sign. Here is a sign to download and print sign (PDF)
Use the tag lines #BebaskanTapol and #FreePapuanPoliticalPrisoners. Share on your social media accounts and tag us @etan009 and @fri_westpapua (Instagram), @etan009 and @friwp (Twitter), and East Timor and Indonesia Action Network and Front Rakyat Indonesia untuk West Papua (Facebook).
2. Including mentions to your national governments and Foreign Ministries urging them to pressure Indonesia to release political prisoners.
3. Sharing this call to action with your friends and networks and encourage them to do their own postings.
Peaceful Protest is a Human Right!