World renowned Poet Benjamin Zephaniah takes a stand for a Free West Papua Petition
February 18, 2017
We are delighted to share with you all that Internationally renowned Poet and Author Benjamin Zephaniah has become the latest person to take a stand (literally) for the Global Free West Papua Petition!
Benjamin Zepahaniah is a longstanding supporter of West Papua’s freedom and has consistently spoken out against Indonesia’s brutal oppression of the West Papuan people. In sharing this photo with #BackTheSwim, Benjamin Zephaniah is sharing the meme of Swim for West Papua which in August will literally be swum across Lake Geneva and into the hands of the United Nations.
Benjamin Zephaniah also very kindly shared a poignant and moving message for West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda:
The Free West Papua Campaign and Benny Wenda would like to convey deepest thanks and respect to Benjamin Zephaniah for all his heartfelt and longstanding support for West Papua’s freedom. We are full of gratitude for this brave action and we fully encourage Benjamin Zephaniah and all his inspiring solidarity with West Papua.