2 May 2019

Indonesian court to rule on Polish man accused of West Papua arms deal

1:55 pm on 2 May 2019

A decision is expected today out of Indonesia's West Papua on the case of a Polish man who allegedly supplied arms to Papuan rebels.

The decision was expected on Monday but judges pushed out their ruling on the case until today.

Prosecutors have demanded ten years for Jakub Skrzypski, who was arrested in August last year and charged with treason.

He and his lawyer have maintained he was a tourist who met with the West Papua Liberation Army but did not sell them arms.

Both sides presented final arguments on Monday, with the defendant's lawyer also seeking costs of the trial from the state.

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