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Papua Police Charge Two for Inciting Tolikara Riot

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1) Papua Police Charge Two for Inciting Tolikara Riot

By Roberth Vanwi on 07:45 pm Jul 24, 2015
Category Featured, Front Page, News, Religion
Tags: Indonesia religious intolerance, Papua unrest, Tolikara incident

Jayapura. Papua Police have charged two people for allegedly inciting a riot in Tolikara district, which saw a small mosque burn to the ground last week and triggered widespread fears of sectarian violence across the country.

Police identified the suspects as 26-year-old local bank employee A.K. and J.W., 31, a civil servant.

“The two were seen provoking the assault,” Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Yotje Mende said at his office in the provincial capital of Jayapura.

The pair has been charged with inciting others to commit crime under Indonesia’s Criminal Code and could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison if convicted.

The two suspects were apprehended in Tolikara district…

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