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23rd August 2021, 15:43:44 UTC

Grave health fears for detained Papuan activist.

Victor Yeimo, a pro-independence political activist from Papua and a spokesman for the West Papua National Committee, was arbitrarily arrested on 9 May 2021 and charged with treason for peacefully protesting racial discrimination.

Update: Victor Yeimo was moved to RSUD Jayapura general hospital (in Papua) on Monday, 30 August. He is receiving good care, with the doctors and nurses being very attentive to ensuring that he is receiving proper medical treatment to address his lung and gallbladder infection.

While this is very welcome news, it is absolutely critical that we maintain pressure on the authorities.

He was held in solitary confinement and Amnesty International is seriously concerned about his deteriorating health.

He is being held in solitary confinement and Amnesty International is seriously concerned about his deteriorating health.

Victor Yeimo must have unrestricted access to health services and facilities must urgently be made available to him.

Take Urgent Action to call on the Indonesian authorities to immediately release Victor Yeimo and drop all charges against him, unless recognisable criminal offence, in accordance with international standards of fairness.

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