Trial of Sebby Sambum begins

Trial of Sebby Sambum begins

Translation of the following item are slightly abridged. TAPOL Report from GKI, the Evangelical Church of Papua

Sebby Sambum, 34, went on trial in Jayapura on 6 May. He is facing similar charges to those against Buchtar Tabuni, namely the charge of subversion for his involvement in a peaceful event in Jayapura to welcome the launch of the IPWP in London last October.

At the commencement of the trial, his defence team asked the court to move the defendant from the local police detention because conditions where he was being held were not conducive; the lawyers were constantly having difficulties meeting their client.