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My name is Benny Wenda and I am a West Papuan independence leader.

When I was a child my village was bombed by the Indonesian military and many of my family were killed. Later, I began to campaign peacefully to free my country from Indonesian occupation. For this ‘crime’ I was arrested, tortured and threatened with death.

I managed to escape to the UK, where I now live in exile. My people are still suffering. Hundreds of thousands have been killed, raped and tortured. All we want is to live without fear and for West Papua to become a free and independent country.

Please hear my peoples’ cry for help. Please support the Free West Papua Campaign.

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News

Press Release: West Papuan civilians in danger amid Indonesian military attacks
On behalf of Pacific Leaders, Vanuatu Prime Minister tells the Pope about West Papua
ALERT: Indonesian military and police set to raid West Papuan villages
Interview with Benny Wenda on the West Papuan People’s Petition
16 years on, still no justice after the assassination of Theys Eluay
Join the Global Flag Raising for West Papua. 1st December!
Solomon Islands and Vanuatu rugby league teams show support for West Papua’s freedom!
West Papuan school student dies in prison after being tortured by the Indonesian military and police
Free West Papua support from Aoteaora New Zealand band Katchafire!
200 more Indonesian police sent to West Papua during crackdown
Vanuatu calls on Australia to support West Papua following its election to UN Human Rights Council
Free West Papua protest in Darwin after former Indonesian President given honourary doctorate
Asian Human Rights Commission calls for justice after West Papuan student tortured by the Indonesian police
West Papuan home burnt down by the Indonesian military and police
Australian Green Party calls for Senate motion supporting West Papuan self-determination, following the petition
ULMWP leaders inside West Papua endorse the West Papuan People’s Petition
Benny Wenda on the West Papuan People’s Petition
4 out of 10 West Papuan women found to have been subjected to Indonesian state violence
West Papuan man brutally tortured and threatened with death by the Indonesian police
Human Rights Law Centre calls for Australia to act on West Papuan People’s Petition, following its election to UN Human Rights Council

Take Action »

Our campaign for self-determination for West Papua depends on you. Below are some of the latest ways you can help. Click the Take Action box for more.

  • Donate »

    Support the Free West Papua Campaign with a regular donation to help us achieve our goal of ending the genocide in West Papua.

  • Join the Global Flag Raising for West Papua – 1st December! »

    Every year on December 1st, Free West Papua supporters around the world raise the West Papuan flag in solidarity with the people of West Papua. Raise the flag, and help raise awareness for a Free West Papua!

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    Please support the Free West Papua Campaign by making a donation of any amount. All money raised through private donations goes directly to core campaign costs and to support those suffering in West Papua

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    We need to get the voices of the people of West Papua heard around the world. Join in their cry for freedom "Papua Merdeka!".

What’s Happening? »

Indonesian security forces have committed gross human rights abuses against the indigenous Papuans, with over 500,000 civilians killed to date.

"It's about a political strategy that brings to worldwide recognition the plight of the people of West Papua, that forces it onto a political agenda, that forces it to the UN, and ultimately allows the people of West Papua to make a choice about the kind of government they want and the kind of society in which they want to live."

Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn

Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn

Leader of the UK Opposition

Where is West Papua? »

West Papua is the western half of the island of New Guinea, just 200 km north of Australia.