Olga Hamadi, another member of the defence team, confirmed that the sentences had been lengthened, saying that the High Court in Jayapura had issued a statement to the effect that the sentences of the five men, Forkorus Yaboisembut, Edison Waromi, Selpius Bobii, Dominikus Surabet and Agust Kraar had been lengthened.
Meanwhile, Gustaf Kawer said that they would be holding a press conference with regard to their appeal against the sentences. This will take place on Wednesday this week,’ he said.
He said that the men were put on trial following the Third Papuan People’s Congress which was held last October because events during that Congress were deemed to be an act of treason.
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- Recovering the State of West Papua, Sentenced to Three Years in Jail (westpapuamedia.info)