July 18, 2017
On a tropical island in the South Pacific, tens of thousands of people are gathering to write down their names and details. In secret locations, they are meeting at beaches and in the jungle to hold banners showing their support for a group of swimmers in Geneva. They appeal to…
July 8, 2017
We have received urgent reports from West Papua that between 30th June and 6th July, over 130 West Papuan people were arrested and many of them tortured, by the Indonesian police for peaceful actions.
May 26, 2017
This statement has been written by West Papuan Independence leader Benny Wenda after Indonesian police officers brutally tortured Nareki Kogoya from the Human Rights Commission. It brings more sadness for the people of West Papua to learn that another innocent West Papuan person has been brutally tortured by the…
May 11, 2017
As part of his visit to Aoteaora New Zealand, on 10th May West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda attended an historic meeting of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP). At the New Zealand Parliament (Pāremata Aotearoa) in Wellington, the IPWP launched the Westminster Declaration for an Internationally Supervised Vote…
April 25, 2017
This statement has been released by West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda as a message for ANZAC Day which has considerable importance for the people of West Papua and the rest of the Pacific, as well as to Australia and New Zealand Today, we remember those who have fallen. Today,…
April 1, 2017
This week, the global petition for West Papuan self-determination was launched in Papua New Guinea. This historic, grassroots petition, which was originally launched at the British parliament in Westminster on 27th January, is being shared around the world both online and offline and now has over 20,000 signatures. [caption id=”attachment_3627″…
March 1, 2017
The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) leaders Benny Wenda and Octovianus Mote are at the United Nations in Geneva for the High-Level Segment -34th Regular Session Human Rights Council. Along with other senior Pacific delegates from the Pacific Coalition for West Papua.
January 25, 2017
Yesterday The Free West Papua Campaign made another significant step in supporting West Papuans in their journey towards freedom; the official launch of the Global Petition for an Internationally Supervised Vote at the Palace of Westminster. The ground breaking petition is addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António…
December 31, 2016
Below is a special Christmas and New Year message by the Nobel Peace Prize Nominated West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda , thanking and encouraging everyone for their continued support for West Papua. This message was originally published as part of our full Christmas and New Year message. “I would
December 24, 2016
The Free West Papua Campaign would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It’s been an incredible year for West Papua with so much momentum and support increasing from around the world.