Category: Act of Free Choice
Interview with Benny Wenda on the West Papuan People’s Petition
November 10, 2017
On 8th November, Sydney Criminal Lawyers interviewed West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda on the story, success and significance of the West Papuan People’s Petition, which he presented to the United Nations in September, containing the signatures of over 1.8 million West Papuan people.
Join the Global Flag Raising for West Papua. 1st December!
November 10, 2017
Calling on ALL supporters to join the Global Flag Raising for West Papua! We are inviting you to join us to take part in what we hope to be the biggest Global day of action for West Papua so far!
Australian Green Party calls for Senate motion supporting West Papuan self-determination, following the petition
October 23, 2017
On 19th October in the Australian Senate, Leader of the Green Party, Senator Richard Di Natale put forward a motion in support of West Papuan self-determination, following the historic West Papuan People’s Petition signed by over 1.8 million people being submitted to the Untied Natio
Benny Wenda on the West Papuan People’s Petition
October 20, 2017
This statement, written by West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda was originally published on The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP)’s website. The West Papuan people’s petition is no hoax: it is the voice of our people – signed by the majority of West Papuans The real hoax is Indonesia’s justification…
Human Rights Law Centre calls for Australia to act on West Papuan People’s Petition, following its election to UN Human Rights Council
October 18, 2017
Yesterday, 17th October, Australia was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council. As West Papua’s closest and largest regional neighbour, this has incredibly significant implications for human rights in West Papua. Benny Wenda, West Papuan Independence Leader and Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for…
West Papuan people continue to gather to give thanks for their petition being delivered to the UN
October 18, 2017
Yesterday 17th October, over 1,500 people gathered outside the office of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) in Wamena, West Papua to give thanks at the successful delivery of the West Papuan People’s Petition to the Untied Nations.
People gather in West Papua to give thanks at the success of the West Papuan People’s Petition
September 30, 2017
On Friday 29th September, people in Sentani, West Papua, gathered to give thanks at the success of the West Papuan People’s Petition which was presented to the United Nations on 26th September.
Solomon Islands supports West Papuan self-determination at the United Nations General Assembly
September 22, 2017
Today at the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, H.E. Mr. Manasseh Sogavare made a heartfelt speech, reaffirming the unbreakable and longstanding support of his people and nation for the people of West Papua. He opened his remarks concerning West Papua, linking in the United Nations
Tuvalu supports West Papuan self-determination at the United Nations General Assembly
September 21, 2017
Today at the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, H.E. Mr. Enele Sosene Sopoaga made an inspiring speech in which he reaffirmed the strong and consistent support of his people and nation for the people of West Papua. He stated, “Of similar concerns, the people of West
Solomon Islands condemns West Papua human rights abuses, at the UN Human Rights Council
September 20, 2017
Today at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the government of Solomon Islands reiterated its firm support for the human rights of the people of West Papua and condemned the increasing human rights violations against West Papuan people. Solomon Islands Permanent Representative, Minister Councilor Barrett Salato on behalf of the…