A prominent West Papuan journalist and activist has visited New Zealand to gather support for West Papua’s inclusion in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) while an Indonesian government crackdown was killing and arresting Papuan demonstrators.
Former editor of Kompas newspaper Otavianus Mote visited in his role ats chair of the five elected “peace negotiator” representatives of West Papua.
He says his visit has raised support among a solidarity group in New Zealand, but he doesn’t think the government is supportive of the cause.
APJlogo72_iconWest Papua marked the 50th anniversary of Indonesian occupation last week on May 1.
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