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Papuans Laud Indonesia's Release of Political Prisoners

Local Papuan officials have applauded the Indonesian government's decision to free five Papuan political prisoners, but some say they remain concerned about human rights in the province. The head of the Papua traditional governance council, Fadal al Hamid, told VOA on Tuesday that the decision to grant clemency to the prisoners was an act of “goodwill” by President Joko Widodo, widely known as Jokowi. “We appreciate it as a good intention and goodwill of the government, especially...

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