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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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West Papuan people arrested for signing Global Petition for West Papua
Westminster Declaration for West Papua launched in the Aotearoa New Zealand parliament
Support from world renowned artist J BOOG for West Papua
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Benny Wenda speaks out on World Press Freedom Day being held in Indonesia
West Papuan stage destroyed by Indonesian police before rally, residents threatened
ANZAC Day message from West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda
West Papuan man shot by the Indonesian police in Sorong
West Papuan man tortured by the Indonesian military and police in Enarotali
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Happy Easter from the Free West Papua Campaign
2017: West Papua Media Briefing ahead of Indonesia Hosting World Press Freedom Day
Walk for West Papua to be held between Geelong to Melbourne in Australia

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What’s Happening? »

Indonesian security forces have committed gross human rights abuses against the indigenous Papuans, with over 500,000 civilians killed to date.

"It's time the United Nations made amends for its collusion with Indonesia's annexation of West Papua in the 1960s. The people of West Papua have a right to self-determination. The UN should supervise a referendum to allow a genuine act of free choice."

Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell

Human rights campaigner

Where is West Papua? »

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