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Yusak Pakage

Yusak Pakage was arrested for protesting against Filep Karma’s arrest.
He was sentenced to a 10-year jail sentence. Amnesty International considered
Yusak Pakge as a prisoner of conscience and campaigned for his release.
In July 2005 Pakage was released having served half his 10-year sentence.


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