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Indonesia: Further information: Activist released, appeal against conviction ongoing: Heri Budiawan

, Index number: ASA 21/8824/2018

Environmental activist Heri Budiawan, known as Budi Pego, was released from prison on 1 July 2018. Sentenced to 10 months behind bars for “crimes against the state security” on 24 January 2018, his case was the first conviction under the article of banning communism ideology since the downfall of Soeharto in 1998.

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