Ukranian tourist detained in Papua, reasons unclear

Posted on December 2, 2012 • Filed under: Asia Pacific, Tourist Arrested

Indonesian police in restive Papua on Saturday detained a Ukrainian tourist attending a prayer session to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the region’s movement for independence.

Artem Shapirenko, 36, was detained by police in the town of Manokwari in western Papua where around 50 people took part in a prayer at the traditional leaders council building. It was unclear why he had been held. Read Article

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