Posts Tagged ‘treason’

Catholic youth, students protest Papua priest’s treatment

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Catholic students and young people in Papua have marched in protest against police interrogation of a Catholic priest. The protest in Jayapura by the Union of Catholic University Students of Indonesia and Catholic Youth organisations was in response to police treatment of Fr John Djonga. Last month, Fr Djonga led a prayer service at the Read more

Indonesian bishop backs priest questioned for treason

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Indonesian Bishop Leo Laba Ladjar of Jayapura has expressed support for a priest recently questioned by police on treason charges for leading a prayer service attended by members of an alleged Papuan separatist group. Father John Djonga appeared at the police station in Wamena on Feb. 26 after consulting with the bishop. Accompanied by a Read more

Four arrested for ‘treason’ after prayer session in West Papua

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

In West Papua four community leaders who attended a church meeting to pray for activists aboard the West Papua Freedom Flotilla are to be charged with treason and could be given long jail terms, it emerged on Friday. The flotilla is sailing from Australia to draw attention to human rights abuses under Indonesian rule and Read more