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Free West Papua Campaign Newsletter May 2013

Welcome to our new look monthly newsletter which links to our new website! Please click any of the links in the articles below to read more and explore the rest of the site. There is plenty to look at and actions to take and share with your friends via social media.

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Free West Papua Campaign office opens

We are delighted to announce our new headquarters in Oxford, UK are now officially open. The Lord Mayor of Oxford Mohammed Abbasi, local MP Andrew Smith and former mayor Elise Benjamin joined Benny Wenda for the opening earlier today. The…

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister shows support for West Papua

The Solomons Islands Prime Minister has pledged his support for the West Papuan agenda to be discussed at the Melanesian Spearhead Group summit in June. His support came following a meeting with officials from the West Papuan National Coalition for…

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KNPB members given one year prison sentences

Six members of the KNPB, from Timika have today been given one year prison sentences.

They were sentenced on allegations that they were carrying dangerous weapons and for treason. Their lawyers asserted the six were non violent…

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Rio Tinto accused over West Papua

Protesters from the Free West Papua Campaign joined activists from other groups for a protest outside the Annual General Meeting of multi-national mining company Rio Tinto in London last week. Rio Tinto, the main shareholder in the Freeport mine in…

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