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AWPA condemns the arrest of over 100 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) members

November 19, 2018

AWPA condemns the arrest of over 100 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) members

AWPA condemns the arrest of over 100 West Papua National Committee (KNPB) members including the newly elected general secretary, Vero Hubi.

During the meeting the police arrived and arrested the activists. Earlier, the police (fully armed) also raided the KNPB Secretariat without showing a warrant, damaging the property and painting over the Morning Star symbol on the door.

Joe Collins of AWPA said, ‘the arrests of peaceful activists is of great concern particularly as the 1st December (West Papuan National flag day approaches). AWPA believes the arrests are to intimidate any activists who might be preparing to celebrate their National Flag day”……………………………

https://awpasydneynews.blogspot.com/2018/11/awpa-condemns-arrest-of-over-100-west.html

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