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Free West Papua Campaign Newsletter May 2014

We are very pleased to announce the opening of a new Free West Papua Campaign office in Perth, Australia. Being so close to West Papua, Australia can play a critical role in drawing the world’s attention to what is happening there. For many years there has been growing support across Australia and the new campaign office will help to continue to build this support and campaign for a free and independent West Papua.

At the same time tensions have increased between Indonesia and West Papua’s nearest neighbour PNG as the opposition leader in PNG comes out in support of an independent West Papua following clashes along the border.

FWPC office launched in Perth, Australia

Here is a selection of photos from the launch of our new office in Perth, Australia, which was officially opened by West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda on Sunday 27th April. At the same time, hundreds of Papuans gathered to celebrate the event across West Papua in Manokwari , Timika and Merauke…

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PNG Opposition officially supports a Free West Papua

We are extremely happy to report some wonderful and historic news from Papua New Guinea (PNG). On Monday, the leader of PNG’s opposition, Mr. Belden Namah showed his full support for a Free West Papua in a media statement…

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Benny Wenda article in The Guardian

This Anzac Day weekend, we opened the first ever Free West Papua campaign office in Australia. For more than 50 years, my people have suffered what I considered to be a slow-moving genocide under the repressive military occupation of…

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2011 Operation Sunset Merona Replica Mooted to contain Border Crisis

The following is a statement from the Free West Papua Campaign office in Port Moresby, PNG. In January 2011, Special Operation Sunset Merona (led by the Papua New Guinea police and army) burned down villages and camps of West Papuan…

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