French court quashes conviction of Tahitian separatist leader

In this file picture taken in Papeete on December 9, 1968 French Polynesia politician and Tahitian nationalist, Pouvanaa A Oopa is greeted with garlands after his return to French Polynesia following his pardon by then President Charles de Gaulle. Photo: AFP or licensors

PAPE’ETE, 26 OCTOBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – France’s court of revision has quashed the conviction of the late French Polynesian politician and father of autonomy, Pouvanaa a Oopa. In 1959, Pouvanaa was jailed for eight years and exiled to France for 15 years after he was found guilty of fomenting unrest while he objected to […]

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