“If PNG’s leadership recognizes West Papuans as Melanesians now is the time to make that commitment”

Masalai blog

I am writing to you with grave concerns for my people and the recent developments in West Papua.

Local stringers on the ground have confirmed that more than two hundred human rights and political activists have fled into the jungle in Wamena and many from the coastal regency have escaped to other parts of Indonesia.

Information via text messages on Sunday, 28 October confirms that a boat-load of activists has crossed the border to escape the Indonesian security police arbitrary detention, arrests and violence for their safety.

“It is very alarming and I’m deeply concern about their safety,” said Ronny Kareni, West Papuan independence advocate, based in Melbourne.

“Indonesia is moving towards democracy, but is it democracy at work when the military hunt down activists like animals?” asked Mr Kareni.

“Should they arrive in PNG territory, Papua New Guinea (PNG) government must immediately grant them protection and provide security measures…

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