18 Dec 2019

Indonesia extends jail term for Polish tourist in Papua case

11:48 am on 18 December 2019

Indonesia's Supreme Court has extended the prison sentence of a Polish man jailed in West Papua for treason.

Jakub Skrzypski in prison

Jakub Skrzypski in prison Photo: Twitter/ Veronica Koman

Jakub Skrzypski was jailed in the Highlands regency of Wamena in August 2018, after being found to have consorted with Papuan pro-independence activists.

Earlier this year, he appealed his five-year sentence handed down by the High Court in Jayawijaya.

But the Supreme Court has decided to extend the 39-year-old's sentence to seven years.

Skrzypski denied the subversion charges, and insists he had been travelling in Papua as a tourist.

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