Mehmet Biber was charged as a ‘Foreign Fighter’ in Syria despite never fighting. He did join a group in Syria opposed to President Assad but it was part of the local opposition, not a terrorist group. It was not ISIS or Al Nusra. Facing a penalty of imprisonment for 20 years, Biber was sentenced to 2.5 years non-parole. Mark Davis speaks after the sentence.
Human rights groups have warned of a “humanitarian crisis” unfolding in West Papua, with Indonesian military forces targeting civilians and journalists as part of a crackdown in the region.