Papuans on trial in Indonesia ordered to remove penis gourds

Papuan activist Dano Anes Tabuni (right) and Ambrosius Mulait prior to their trial for treason at the Central Jakarta court in Jakarta today. – AFP pic, January 20, 2020.

TWO Papuan activists on trial for treason in Indonesia’s capital decried what they described as “racism” after the court today ordered them to remove traditional penis gourds.

The Jakarta hearing descended into a stand-off as the panel refused to proceed until the men put on pants – the second time their native garb led to delays in the trial of a total of six activists.

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