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

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“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