Johan Teterissa

johan-teterissa-1Teacher tortured and jailed for waving a flag

Indonesia – Johan Teterissa has spent nearly 10 years in prison for the simple act of waving a flag. The primary school teacher led a group of men in a dance protest in front of the Indonesian president, which ended with them raising a flag banned by the government. The men were taken by the police, whipped, beaten and eventually thrown in jail. Johan was given a 15-year sentence. He is a prisoner of conscience.
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