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Free West Papua Campaign Newsletter August 2013

Welcome to the August newsletter of the Free West Papua Campaign. Please remember to support us by following us on facebook and twitter and visiting our online shop or donating to the campaign. Many thanks.

Free West Papua Campaign office to open in the Netherlands

We are delighted to inform everyone that the Free West Papua Campaign will be opening an office in the Hague on 15th August. The Campaign hopes that the new office will shed light on part of the country’s history that the Dutch government has been hiding for years…

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British government concerned about situation in West Papua

The British government was questioned in the House of Lords recently about the ongoing crisis in West Papua. Baroness Warsi, speaking for the British government recognised that “the events surrounding the 1969 Act of free Choice continue to be a controversy”…

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Indonesian military shoot dead 11 year old West Papuan girl

We have some incredibly tragic news to report from West Papua. It has now been confirmed that Arlince Tabuni, an 11 year old girl was shot dead by the Indonesian military (TNI) on 1st July 2013 in Popume village, Mukoni District of the Lani Jaya regency…

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Indonesia affirms restrictions to freedom of expression in Papua to UN

The UN Human Rights Committee reviewed the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in Indonesia. The Committee highlighted the ongoing violence in Papua and deplored the excessive use of force by the Indonesian security forces…

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