Five years since Johan Teterissa was arrested for his part in a peaceful demonstration, Amnesty International reiterates longstanding calls to the Indonesian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release him and all other prisoners of conscience in Indonesia.
Johan Teterissa was arrested on 29 June 2007 after he and 22 other activists took part in a peaceful demonstration in front of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who was attending a government organized ceremony in the city of Ambon, the capital of Maluku province.
During the ceremony, Johan Teterissa led other activists – most of whom were teachers or farmers – onto the field and performed a traditional war dance in front of the President. At the end of the dance the activists unfurled the “Benang Raja” – a banned regional flag.
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