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Summary of events in West Papua for January 2017

February 8, 2017

Global Petition and Swim for West Papua Launched in Westminster

On 24th January 2017 the Free West Papua Campaign took another significant step in supporting West Papuans in their journey towards freedom: the official launch of the Global Petition for an Internationally Supervised Vote at the Palace of Westminster. The ground-breaking petition is addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and calls on him to address the human rights situation in West Papua and to ensure West Papua’s right to self-determination through the vote…………….

West Papuan people showing their support from inside the prison in Timika for the Global Petition for West Papua. Photo: Benny Wenda (photo in RNZI report 29 January 2017)

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