A Foreign Hostage in Nduga
Monday, 20 February 2023
Negotiations to liberate a Susi Air pilot being held hostage by the Egianus Kogeya group in Papua are underway. The Indonesian military and police prepare a rescue operation.
DATED February 8, 2023, a letter bearing ASI Pudjiastuti Aviation’s letterhead was sent to President Joko Widodo. It outlines requests for protection and assistance in freeing a Susi Air pilot, Phillip Mark Mehrtens, who is being held hostage by the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) led by Egianus Kogeya.
The letter, signed by Susi Pudjiastuti as owner of the airline, said that Phillip Mehrtens, a citizen of New Zealand, ha...
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