Indonesian police arrest Papuan independence leader Victor Yeimo on treason charges

Indonesian authorities have arrested Papuan independence leader Victor Yeimo over accusations that he orchestrated some of the most serious civil unrest in decades that broke out in 2019, police said on Monday. Tension has reignited in recent weeks in Indonesia’s easternmost provinces, with President Joko Widodo calling for a crackdown after a senior intelligence figure… Read More Indonesian police arrest Papuan independence leader Victor Yeimo on treason charges

Indonesian President Joko Widodo to receive first shot as country pledges free coronavirus vaccines

Indonesia will provide free coronavirus vaccines to its citizens when the world’s fourth most populous nation starts its inoculation programme, President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday, adding he would get the first shot to reassure people on safety. The sprawling, developing country received its first shipment of vaccines, 1.2 million doses from China’s Sinovac Biotech… Read More Indonesian President Joko Widodo to receive first shot as country pledges free coronavirus vaccines

Indonesia to release alleged mastermind of 2002 Bali bombings Abu Bakar Bashir

Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia’s president said on Friday. 81-year-old Bashir, who is considered the spiritual leader of the Islamist group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), was convicted in 2010 under anti-terrorism laws for links to… Read More Indonesia to release alleged mastermind of 2002 Bali bombings Abu Bakar Bashir