Koteka Wenda speaks at Black Lives Matter rally in Oxford

June 9, 2020

Koteka Wenda, daughter of West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda spoke at the Black Lives Matter/Rhodes Must Fall demonstration today in Oxford UK about her people’s ongoing struggle against Indonesian colonialism.


“Since 1963 the Black West Papuan population have been victims of genocide, human rights abuses and ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Indonesian government, military and police. My people and I stand in solidarity with the victims of police brutality. Right now, one of my uncles, Buchtar Tabuni is being sentenced, 17 years in jail for standing against racism and is being sentenced for treason.

“Free West Papua!”

TAKE ACTION for West Papuan political prisoners today. Visit: https://www.freewestpapua.org/go/6016 to find out more.

#FreeTheBalikpapan7#BlackLivesMatter #PapuanLivesMatter

Many thanks to Rhodes Must Fall In Oxford and particularly Femi Nylander for all their support.