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Two more Papuans jailed over Freeport mine protest

Two more Papuans jailed over Freeport mine protest

A court in Indonesia’s province of Papua has jailed two people for taking part in the violent protests against a US-run mine.

Hundreds of protesters clashed with security officers in March near Papua’s capital Jayapura over the mine run by US giant Freeport-McMoran, leaving six people dead.

The Jayapura district court found Selpius Bobi guilty of inciting others to commit violence during the melee and sentenced him to five years in prison.

The court also sentenced Elias Tamaka to six years in jail for resisting authorities by using force during the clash.

Lawyers for the pair say they will appeal against the ruling.

On Monday, the same court jailed 11 people over the protests.

One was sentenced to six years in jail while 10 others were given five years in prison each.

An appeal will also be lodged against the sentences.

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