Indonesia: Anti-gold mine protester faces up to 12 years in jail for allegedly spreading communism
"Gold mine protester tried for spreading communism as red scare sweeps Indonesia", 12 October 2017
An anti-gold mine protester has become the latest person to be tried under...anti-communist laws in Indonesia.
...Heri Budiawan could face up to 12 years in jail for spreading communism.
Prosecutor Budhi Cahyono said banners made by protesters against a gold mine...contained a hammer and sickle drawing in red spray paint like that used by the defunct Indonesian Communist Party, the PKI.
"The defendant led the activities of the people protesting and did not stop or prevent the placement of the banner with the hammer and sickle symbol identical to the PKI symbol, knowing that communism is forbidden in Indonesia," Mr Budhi said in the indictment in the Banyuwangi District Court.