Two-week delay in hearing for West Papua's activists
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Jakarta, Nov. 11 -- The first pretrial hearing of the suspects accused of treason, including the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua) spokesperson Surya Anta, was delayed by two weeks by the South Jakarta city court, Monday. The hearing was suspended because of the absence of the Jakarta Police or Polda Metro Jaya which is the defendant, the pretrial judge, Agus Widodo, explained.
"The hearing will be continued on November 25, 2019," the judge stated.
Before the adjournment, the lawyer of the accused appealed for a delay of just a week. However, Widodo as the sole judge, declined the request because the court had to respect the strict working hours of the police officers.
The Jakarta Police had detained Anta and hi...
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