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Huffington Post: Getting the Facts Straight on West Papua

May 20, 2016

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/benny-wenda/getting-the-facts-straigh_2_b_10033052.html

Getting the Facts Straight on West Papua

Life in West Papua is very hard. We do not enjoy the freedoms that people in many democratic countries get to experience. We cannot raise our national flag without risking imprisonment. We cannot express our political opinions without risking being found guilty of treason. We cannot hold peaceful protests without risking being arrested and tortured. This has been documented again and again. So many of us have died in our struggle for self-determination, but we have never lost our hope of a better future. We know we have a right of self-determination under international law because the decolonisation process following the end of Dutch rule was never completed….

read full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/benny-wenda/getting-the-facts-straigh_2_b_10033052.html

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