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French film makers held in Papua

French film makers held in Papua

Updated 12 August 2014, 12:19 AEST

The fate of two French journalists detained by Indonesian police for almost a week in the restive region of Papua remains uncertain.

Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat, from the Franco-German television channel Arte, are accused of reporting illegally, with only tourist visas.

The documentary film-makers were detained in the highland town of Wamena, along with a number of local human rights activists.

The pair were charged with immigration offences and could face several years in jail if convicted.

Reporter: Kanaha Sabapathy

Speaker: Andreas Harsono, Human Rights Watch in Indonesia

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