Category: Benny Wenda
October 16, 2015
We are very happy to announce that West Papuan band The Lani Singers will be performing at the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in the UK, from 12:00 to 16:30 on Sunday 25th October. A West Papua Art Exhibition is also open on the same day.
October 16, 2015
A new All Party Parliamentary Group for West Papua is being set up this month and we are calling on all UK friends and supporters to please write to their MP and ask them to join this important group.
September 30, 2015
Below is an urgent statement from Benny Wenda after two more West Papuan teenagers were shot by the Indonesian police yesterday in the town of Timika, exactly one month after 6 other West Papuans were shot by the Indonesian military in the same town. Dear everyone, Yesterday my people…
September 26, 2015
The Road to Home, a new feature-length documentary film about the life and struggle of Benny Wenda is now available through iTunes, Amazon Prime and Microsoft Store. Since his dramatic escape from an Indonesian prison in 2002, where he was held in isolation and tortured as a political prisoner, Benny
September 4, 2015
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda speaking at the Oslo Freedom Forum Once again, West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda’s Papua New Guinea visa application has been rejected and he has been left unable to travel to Papua New Guinea. This…
August 28, 2015
The family members of Julian Okoare and Emmanuel Mairimau grieving after they were shot dead by the Indonesian military today Today in West Papua, the Indonesian military opened fire outside a local church in the town of Timika, killing 2 West Papuans and seriously injuring 4…
August 21, 2015
Benny Wenda at the Free West Papua rally in London on “The Day of Broken Promise” Yesterday West Papuan independence leader and Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda was interviewed by Radio Australia about the Indonesian military torturing and murdering his
August 19, 2015
West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda has written this statement as a condolence message after the deaths of 54 people in the Oksibil plane crash in West Papua, and the murder of West Papuan man Fredi Wenda by the Indonesian military. Both happened on 16th August (Indonesian Independence Day) which
July 29, 2015
West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda at the Vanuatu parliament, with Edward Natapei to his left We are very sad to learn of the tragic passing away of former Vanuatu Prime Minister and true hero for the West Papuan freedom struggle, Edward Natapei. Mr Natapei was…
June 24, 2015
The only legitimate representatives of West Papua are the West Papuans themselves. For too long, provincial “governors” imposed by Jakarta have engaged in iron fist administration, and not in the interests of the people they purport to represent.