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Indonesia: Prisoners of Conscience Action 2006: Case Sheet – Six trade union leaders imprisoned

, Index number: ASA 21/009/2006

Six trade union leaders, Robin Kimbi, Masri Sebayang, Suyahman, Safrudin, Akhen Pane and Sruhas Towo, were sentenced to prison terms of between 14 months and two years in February and in March 2006 by the Bangkinang District Court, in Riau Province, Sumatra. The six men appear to have been charged because of their legitimate trade union activities. Amnesty International considers the six men to be prisoners of conscience who have been detained purely for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of association and collective bargaining and is calling for their immediate and unconditional release.

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