23 Apr 2008

Seven students in Papua released following arrest over democracy protest

3:26 pm on 23 April 2008

Seven students in the Indonesian region of Papua, who had been detained by police in Jayapura yesterday, have been released.

They were arrested for unfurling banners about democracy and self-determination during a demonstration in nearby Abepura.

Police say the group will not be charged.

The seven say they believe they were released because of the numbers who had contacted the police headquarters on their behalf.