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Indonesia: Cheppy Sudrajat - prisoner of conscience

, N° d'index: ASA 21/027/1993

Cheppy Sudrajat, a 43-year-old farmer from Rancamaya village, Bogor, West Java, was sentenced to ten months' imprisonment on 11 October 1993 for organizing a peaceful protest. He is a prisoner of conscience. The protest against a real estate and golf course development in the Ciawi district of Bogor took place on 24 September 1993. 300 or so protestors, including women and children, were detained on their return to Bogor, although most were released without charge after 13 hours. One of those held, M H Sinaga, alleged that he was ill-treated and threatened with a pistol. Following the incident an arrest warrant was issued for human rights activist, Dedi Ekadibrata, and a human rights lawyer, Ahmad Jauhari received death threats.

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