Wellington Rally for a Free West Papua

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Over 3000 West Papuans have been arrested since May 2016 for exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression. Join a rally at the Indonesian embassy to show solidarity with a free West Papua.

In Aotearoa New Zealand we have the right to freedom of expression. This is not so for the people of West Papua.

Over 3000 West Papuans have been arrested since May 2016 for exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression.

They were taking part in marches and rallies to express their hopes for freedom (merdeka) and to show that they supported the efforts going on outside the territory to ensure that West Papua is back on the international agenda.

Occupied by Indonesia since 1963, West Papuans are victims of ongoing human rights abuses, killings, torture, beatings, military and police intimidation, and gross neglect of basic services.

When Papuans resist occupation non-violently they are labeled as ‘separatists’ and risk severe penalties under Indonesia’s outdated treason and incitement laws.

It is time for New Zealand to stop turning a blind eye to these abuses on our doorstep.

Join the rally at the Indonesian Embassy, 70 Glen Road, Karori.

  • Demand an end to Indonesian violence in West Papua.
  • Show you support freedom of speech and assembly for the people of West Papua.
  • Sign the NZ petition for a Free West Papua.
  • Support West Papuan full membership to the Melanesian Spearhead Group #WP4MSG

Guest speakers
•Dr Pala Molisa
•Green Party MP, Catherine Delahunty
•Youngsolwara Pōneke members
•Run It Straight Collective members
and more

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