Many respected figures from the world of justice and human rights are enthusiastic supporters of the Free West Papua Campaign.
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“I’ve seen what it’s like to live under occupation, and I feel the pain of the people of West Papua. All occupations are illegal: no occupation is more illegal than another. It is our duty to turn the spotlight on West Papua and expose this awful injustice.”
Benjamin Zephaniah – Poet, writer, lyricist, musician
“West Papuans have suffered 50 years of human rights violations, discrimination and abuse at the hands of Indonesia after it fraudulently took control of West Papua in a staged ‘referendum’ organised by the UN. I hope to continue working closely with the Free West Papua Campaign to ensure the British Government applies and keeps up the pressure on Indonesia and the UN to grant the peoples of West Papua a properly conducted referendum on independence.”
Caroline Lucas – British MP and activist
“The people of West Papua have been struggling for freedom for over fifty years. Don’t allow them to struggle alone: support the Free West Papua Campaign.”
George Monbiot – Writer and Environmentalist
“The principles at stake with West Papua are fundamental to civilised life in the modern world. The so-called Act of Free Choice consisted of 1026 people being forced at gunpoint to vote for integration with Suharto’s Indonesia. The West Papuans are a people who have no desire to be ruled by Jakarta.”
Lord Harries – Member of the British House of Lords and former Bishop of Oxford
“It’s about a political strategy that brings to worldwide recognition the plight of the people of West Papua, that forces it onto a political agenda, that forces it to the UN, and ultimately allows the people of West Papua to make a choice about the kind of government they want and the kind of society in which they want to live.”
Jeremy Corbyn – British MP and Campaigner for Justice