Jayapura, 16/1 (Jubi) – Political prisoners in Biak for the case of raising the Morning Star on May 1, 2013 has been sentenced to prison respectively eighteen and fifteen years .
“In our view , the prosecution is extremely exaggerated and showing we are still living in the colonial era , not in the era of democracy” said Ivon Tetjuari , one of the lawyers of Biak political prisoners to tabloidjubi via cellular ,Thursday ( 16/1 ).
Prisoner, Oktovianus Warnares has been sentenced 18 years by Public Demand Prosecutor. While George Sinyapen, Josep Arwakon, Jantje Wamaer and Mark Sawias are sentenced 15 years in prison. Yohanes Boseren who mentally and physiologically ill, although not charged but remain detained in Biak prison. The trial itself was conducted in Biak Court on Monday (13/1).
According to Ivon, nowadays, this is the era of democracy and freedom of opinion and actually mind however it is controversial to the nation’s ideology . Thus, this coming Monday, January 1, we will conduct the defense requesting the sixth defendant released from all punishment.
Some time ago, an Urgent Alert from poltical prisoners received by tabloidjubi.com via electronic mail urging Papua political prisoner, Yohanes Boseren who being prosecuted in Biak immediately released .The defendant is suffering a mental disorder as a result of the blow during the arrest.
Local human rights lawyers demanded to release him immediately as well as medical treatment is needed.
“John Boseren has been mentally ill since his arrest . Although he got treatment , his condition has not improved and he remains returned to Biak prison,” said Esther Cann from Tapol UK in electronic mail received by tabloidjubi.com, Wednesday ago ( 4/12 ). (Jubi/Aprila Wayar/Tina)