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West Papuan Guerrillas Unify at Meeting in PNG

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West Papuan Guerrillas
Unify at Historic Land of Peace Meeting in PNG

Press Conference Monday 24th July 2006

Madang, Papua New Guinea

Today, Monday 24th of July 2006 West Papuan commanders and their representatives from all six commands of the West Papuan National Army (Tentara Pembebasan Nasional) will hold a press conference today in Madang, Papua New Guinea.

The commanders met to discuss unifying their command structure and to affirm their commitment to support West Papua as a land of peace. At the historic meeting all TPN commanders and their representatives pledged to continue their struggle for a free West Papua through nonviolent means.

Commanders and their representatives from Biak, Sorong, Manokwari, Wamena, Paniai, Fak Fak, and the northern and southern border regions were all present at the meeting.

This meeting continues the work of the West Papua Coalition for National Liberation to bring together all West Papuan resistance groups under one umbrella organisation.

ENDS


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