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Trial further delayed for West Papuan campaigner
Radio New Zealand International - January 10, 2018
Yanto Awerkion was scheduled to appear on Tueday but for a fourth time the session was cancelled. The pro-independence KNPB movement said the previous three cancellations were due to a lack of witnesses.
Mr Awerkion was arrested on June 23 last year because of his involvement with a petition calling for independence from Indonesia. He is said to be facing charges of treason which, if convicted, could lead to a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.
Mr Awerkion's trial has been re-scheduled to take place on Thursday in Timika in Indonesia's Papua Province.
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