3 Dec 2010

Subversion accused In Indonesia's Papua awaiting legal representation

5:51 pm on 3 December 2010

Nine Papuans arrested and charged in Jayawijaya in Indonesia's Papua last month on subversion charges are experiencing difficulties in finding a defence lawyer.

They were arrested for raising the Morning Star flag and are in custody at the Wamena District Police station.

TAPOL reports the Head of the Papua Provincial Police Information Section Senior Commissioner Wachyono as saying the nine has requested a lawyer but he could not be contacted and they still have no legal representation.

He said police were working with the Jayapura Legal Aid Association in order to find a lawyer.