"It is true that four Australian nationals have been deported for allegedly joining the rally," Chief of the Public Relations Bureau of the Directorate General of Immigration Sam Fernando noted in a brief message text released on Monday.
He stated that the rally was organized to demand Papuan independence.
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The four Australians are identified as Baxter Tom (37), Davidson Cheryl Melinda (36), Hellyer Danielle Joy (31), and Cobbold Ruth Irene (25).
"The four Australian nationals were deported today through the Domine Eduard Osok Airport in Sorong City," he noted.
The Australian nationals will be flown to Bali via Makassar in South Sulawesi Province aboard a Batik Air flight number ID 6197, he stated.
"All the foreign nationals will then be flown to Australia aboard a Qantas airline plane with flight number QF44, except Davidson Cheryl Melinda, who will be deported to Australia only on September 4, 2019, by a Virgin Australian Airline plane at 3:45 p.m. local time," he revealed.
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