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Indonesia: Further information: Farmers face trial amid environmental work: Syamsul Bahri and Samsir

, Index number: ASA 21/3903/2021

Syamsul Bahri and Samsir, father and son from a farmer community in North Sumatra province, are to be tried over a criminal charge that is feared to have been fabricated and linked to their work as environmental human rights defenders. Released on bail by the police on 24 February, after spending 14 days in detention, the court is set to start their trial on 29 March. Amid suspected criminalization attempt against them, it must be ensured that Syamsul Bahri and Samsir are granted a fair trial, and that prosecution is impartial and based on sufficient and credible evidence.