Indonesia: Further information: Judges find Victor Yeimo not guilty of treason

Victor Yeimo, a pro-independence political activist from Papua and a spokesman for the West Papua National Committee, was arbitrarily arrested and charged with treason for peacefully protesting against racial discrimination in Indonesia. On 5 May 2023, judges found him not guilty of treason. However, they found Yeimo guilty of violating Article 155 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code regarding the act of broadcasting, showing, or pasting a piece of writing or painting in public that contains expressions of feelings of hostility, hatred, or contempt for the Government of Indonesia. Yeimo was sentenced to 8 months in prison and he accepted the sentence. Yeimo was eventually released on 23 September 2023.

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