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Indonesian Ambassador Denied Entry to "Greening"

An invitation to the Indonesian Ambassador to the UK to attend the London launch of 'Greening Indonesia' has been revoked by the organisers.


Following lobbying from a number of human rights groups, the organisers informed the Indonesian Embassy in London that the Indonesian Ambassador would no longer be welcome at the event, taking place tonight in London.


Speaking from the UK based Free West Papua Campaign, a spokesman offered these comments 'We unfortunately feel that from the outset the Indonesian Ambassador was an entirely inappropriate choice of guest for a progressive and caring environmental organisation such as Greening Indonesia. Far from being a supporter of planting trees, the Indonesian Ambassador represents a state that is responsible for the continued destruction of the rainforests. To the people and forests of West Papua, this man is a representative of the state that is brutally killing them. We are delighted that the organisers have decided to revoke his invitation to this event. The Indonesian Ambassador to the UK has Papuan blood on his hands and we will continue to lobby and protest at every event that he is invited to attend.'


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