Papua demonstrators must be allowed freedom to assert their rights: OHCHR

7 December 2018

The mass arrest of demonstrators in Indonesia who were attempting to mark a national day for indigenous people in the east of the archipelago, has been condemned by the UN human rights office, OHCHR.

More than 500 activists were detained at the start of the month - though they’ve since been released.

Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani explained to UN News' Daniel Johnson on Friday, what’s behind these latest developments.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
4'21"

 

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