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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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Latest News »

Human Rights in West Papua: 2016 in Review
West Papua and International developments: 2016 in Review
Happy New Year from West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda
Free West Papua Christmas and New Year Message
Media Alert: Over 500 people arrested for calling for West Papua’s full MSG membership and rejecting Indonesia’s invasion
Global Attention Needed – The people of West Papua in danger on 19th December
PNG Opposition Leader says that West Papuan calls for self-determination process cannot be ignored
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Photos from the Global Flag Raising for West Papua. 1st December 2016
Calling on ALL supporters to join the Global Flag Raising for West Papua!
Screenings of the Award-Winning Film “The Road to Home” held in London for West Papua
Peter Tatchell dedicates Gandhi Peace Award to West Papua
URGENT REPORTS: At least 9 West Papuan people shot, 1 killed by Indonesian police
Global Peace Concert – Rockin’ for West Papua raises Free West Papua support around the world!
Melanesian identity is growing in West Papua, in resistance to the increasing repression of the West Papuan people
Seven countries support West Papua at the UN General Assembly!
Up to 100 people unlawfully arrested at mass rallies held by West Papuans to thank Pacific countries for supporting them at the UN
Free West Papua support grows in Aotearoa New Zealand
Pacific Coalition on West Papua gains momentum

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 »

    Do you believe in human rights, freedom and self-determination? Could you be one of 200 people to make a monthly donation to support the people of West Papua?

  • Spread the word »

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

  • Send this Letter to your MP asking them to support West Papua »

    To help West Papua gain essential support from parliaments and governments all around the world, please do send one of these ready made Template Letters to your local representative (such as an MP/Councillor etc) asking them to support the people of West Papua and their struggle for self-determination).

What’s Happening? »

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

"The people of West Papua have been struggling for freedom for over fifty years. Don't allow them to struggle alone: support the Free West Papua Campaign."

George Monbiot

George Monbiot

Writer & environmentalist

Where is West Papua? »

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