Avaaz petition calls for journalists to be allowed access to West Papua

October 8, 2013

avaaz2We are delighted that Avaaz, the global campaigning community, is now running a petition for West Papua. In response to a recent incident, where Indonesian police fired into a crowded marketplace killing one man and injuring two more, Avaaz have set up a petition to the Indonesian President calling on him to “…grant immediate freedom of the press in West Papua and cease the killings against the West Papuan people. We call on you to allow foreign journalists into West Papua and that they be free from harassment and intimidation by Indonesian troops.”

The petition has rapidly gained thousands of signatures and this is our chance to show the world how many people want to see freedom for West Papua. Please sign the petition and share the link below with your friends and family.