Friday, January 21, 2011

Case Update: Filep Karma

The Free West Papua Campaign shared this image on their Facebook page today:

Shocking image showing political prisoner Filep Karma's detention cell at the Jayapura police station where he is being held with fellow prisoner Buchtar Tabuni. The shed is attached to the back of the police station. Filep is forced to sleep on a bench as there are many rats carrying typhoid scuttling around on the floor every night
Filep Karma is a West Papuan activist and prisoner of conscience. We plan to demonstrate on Filep's behalf at this year's GOTB event and call for his immediate and unconditional release. Soon, I'll post more detailed information here about Filep Karma's case and the human rights situation in the West Papua region of Indonesia. In the meantime, you can find links to the relevant Amnesty International USA pages below.
The next GOTB planning meeting will be on Tuesday, February 1 at 7 o'clock at the AI-USA Northeast Regional Office in Davis Square. During this meeting, the Group 133 Refugee Action Team will present detailed information on the GOTB 2011 action on behalf of Darfuri refugees and IDPs in eastern Chad.

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