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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

Yanto Awerkion’s trial adjourned again after prosecution witnesses ‘fail to answer questions’ 
14 West Papuan activists arrested for flying a flag
Yanto Awerkion’s trial postponed until Thursday after Indonesian judge fails to show up to court
Sydney Criminal Lawyers interview with Raki Ap about Yanto Awerkion
West Papuan teenager shot dead by the Indonesian police on Christmas Day
West Papuan youth tortured to death by the Indonesian military on New Year’s Day
Filep Karma interrogated and racially abused by Indonesian military for wearing West Papuan flag badge
The Free West Papua Campaign in 2017.
Call to action #FreeYanto
World’s eyes on Indonesia as Political Prisoner Yanto Awerkion is tried for ‘Treason’ over Support For West Papua Independence Petition – 9th January 2018
Indonesian military and police shoot 5 West Papuan people and torture 4, including children
Christmas and New Year message from West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda
Join our appeal to help Free Yanto Awerkion!
66 arrested and 4 beaten at solidarity rallies held in 14 Indonesian cities to reject Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua
West Papuan activist dies from Indonesian police torture
16 year old boy shot as West Papuans commemorate Human Rights Day
Yanto Awerkion remains behind bars for supporting the West Papuan People’s Petition
Benny Wenda elected as Chairperson of ULMWP
Photos and thanks after Global Flag Raising for West Papua!
Global Flag Raising for West Papua starts today!

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.

  • Come to the Rockin’ for West Papua – London Peace Concert »

    Show your solidarity for West Papua by coming to the Rockin' for West Papua Peace Concert, an important fundraising gig raising awareness and support for West Papua's freedom through the power of music.

  • Donate »

    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

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 crimes committed against the people of West Papua are some of the most shameful of the past years. The Western powers have much to answer for, and at the very least should use their ample means to bring about the withdrawal of the occupying Indonesian army and termination of the shameful exploitation of resources and destruction of the environment and the lives and societies of the people of West Papua, who have suffered far too much."

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Professor

Where is West Papua? »

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