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Up to 150 people reported arrested in Nabire, West Papua

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)

Media Release 8 July 2017

Up to 150 people reported arrested in Nabire, West Papua

Hundreds of KNPB activists of the Nabire region were arrested and transported into truck Nabire Police in Bukit Meriam witnessed by a Papuan mama - (Jubi / ist)

AWPA has written to the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop concerning the arrest of approximately 150 West Papuan people including children in Nabire, West Papua. The arrests occurred between the 30 June and the sixth of July.

Joe Collins of AWPA said,

“It is pointless of governments to say Indonesia is now a democracy and human rights abuses are a thing of the past. The ongoing arrests of peaceful demonstrators prove otherwise”.

AWPA has urged the foreign minister (letter below) to use her good offices with the Indonesian Government urging that all West Papuan activists, human rights defenders and political prisoners be released.

AWPA letter to foreign minister….

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