Indonesia lifts travel ban for foreign journalists to Papua, releases 5 political prisoners

May 10, 2015 12:12 PM

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Indonesia lifts travel ban for foreign journalists to Papua, releases 5 political prisoners

FILE - In this April 21, 2015 file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivers his remarks during Asian African Business Summit on the sideline of Asian African Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia's president has announced the lifting of a travel ban for foreign journalists to the country's easternmost Papua province and freed five Papuan political prisoners following their appeal for clemency. Widodo announced the lifting of the ban Sunday, May 10, 2015 during his three-day visit to the province. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File) (The Associated Press)

MERAUKE, Indonesia – Indonesia's president has announced the lifting of a travel ban for foreign journalists to the country's easternmost Papua province and freed five Papuan political prisoners following their appeal for clemency.

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