Two journalists from France, were sentenced to jail two months 15 days in Papua
|Marie Louise Valentine Bourrat and Charles ThomasDandois
Two journalists from France, Marie Louise Valentine Bourrat and Charles ThomasDandois, were sentenced to jail two months 15 days after being found guilty of visamenyalahkangunakan in New Guinea.
Bourrat and Dandois also fines Rp2 million subsider one month.
In the trial in District Court in Jayapura, Friday (24-10), the
Chief Judge Martin Bala said the two defendants violate the Immigration Act No. 122 of abuse or do an activity thatdoes not comply with the intent and purpose of the granting of the residence permitgranted immigration.
A BBC contributor in Jayapura, Indonesia Bertha Sinaga, said Bourrat and Dandoisreceived both the award judges.
"We want to go home, thank you," Dandois said.
Legal Advisor Bourrat and Dandois, Irianto Pangaribuan, said his client still contended that the Court is the criminalization of their top reporters.
Irianto adds both finally accepted the verdict because it wanted to immediately return to France.
According to the news agency AFP, Bourrat and Dandois were arrested in early Augustwhen making a documentary about the movements of separatism in Papua.
Both can be free next week having already undergone the punishment.
In the past foreign journalists expressed in violation of a visa typically only facesanctions and deportation. (BBC)