Name: Indonesia imprisons students for critical pamphleteering

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Asia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPrint Journalism

Artist: Slamet Bibit, Fuad Chafidin

Confronting Bodies: Indonesian government

Date of Action: March 1997

Specific Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Description of Artwork: The two students distributed leaflets that exposed irregularities in the 1992 election. They included the censorship of United Development Party and Indonesian Democratic Party signs from public places and political rallies.

Description of Incident: The two students were arrested and charged with sowing hatred against the government.

Results of Incident: The students were sentenced to two years in prison.

Source: Index on Censorship, 3/97

Submitted By: NCAC

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