An Evening with(out) Filep Karma

September 29, 2013

We are very pleased to extend the following invitation from the Reading Amnesty International Group:

Friday 18th October, 7.30pm
Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London St., Reading RG1 4PS.

karmaIn 2004 Filep Karma was present at a peaceful ceremony where a West Papuan flag was raised, and for this ‘offence’ he was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia. The UN has ruled that he is illegally detained, and he is considered a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.

Our ‘Evening With(out) Filep Karma’ (We’d certainly like him to be with us, if only he weren’t detained in Indonesia.) will highlight the culture and conditions of West Papua.  Speakers will include:

  • Peter Tatchell, who speaks so eloquently on this and other human rights issues;
  • Melinda Janki, International Human Rights Lawyer, who presents the case for Filep Karma’s release;
  • Benny Wenda, himself a West Papuan and former political prisoner in Indonesia.

There will also be West Papuan music and food.  Admission is free.

We would be delighted for you to be part of our evening for Filep Karma.