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Free West Papua Campaign Newsletter March 2015

Benny Wenda has just returned from a very successful tour of South Africa, where we are very please to report he received full support from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Chief Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela amongst many others.

Sadly we also report on the cyclone that has devastated Vanuatu. As many of you will know, the people of Vanuatu have been some of the strongest supporters of West Papua and have repeatedly brought the issue to the UN. Now is their hour of need and we ask everyone to think of them and please donate to help rebuild the lives of people in Vanuatu.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu renews call for UN review of West Papuan self-determination

On 27th February 2015 Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu met with West Papuan independence leader and founder of the Free West Papua Campaign, Benny Wenda, in Cape Town, South Africa. He has renewed his call for the UN to instigate an investigation into the so called Act of ‘Free’ Choice…

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Urgent Pacific Disaster Appeal after Cyclone Pam

West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda has launched this urgent appeal to help those affected by Cyclone Pam which has caused much loss of life and destruction throughout many Pacific nations. The cyclone has left thousands homeless and many people have died. Please donate hereā€¦

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Benny Wenda tours South Africa

Exiled tribal leader Benny Wenda came to South Africa on the 16th of February to seek support for self-determination and freedom for his people in West Papua, who are currently suffering under the brutal Indonesian occupation. West Papua is the western half of the second largest island in the world;

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New Zealand MP slams government as Indonesian minister visits

The Indonesian Foreign Minister has visited New Zealand meeting her counterpart Murray McCully, amid calls in Parliament for them to discuss human rights abuses in Papua. The New Zealand Greens MP, Catherine Delahunty has raised in Parliament the matter of human rights abuses in Papua…

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