Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Media release-More rallies called in West Papua

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)

PO Box 28, Spit Junction, NSW 2088

Media release 4 June 2015 

More rallies called in West Papua

To support the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) application to the  (MSG), the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) has  again called for peaceful rallies in all regions of West Papua on the 4-5 June.
The spokesman for the KNPB Bazookas Logo urged the people of West Papua to remain focused in  support  of the ULMWP.

Joe Collins of AWPA said, "in the past month on the 1st, 20th and 28th May, the security forces cracked down on peaceful rallies called by civil society organisations in West Papua with over 400 peaceful demonstrators arrested and  many were beaten. Hopefully this time the security forces will allow the peaceful rallies to go ahead and not use a heavy handed approach to the peaceful protestors as they did in the past month".

The KNPB reported that  yesterday, 3 June  the police detained 24 activists in Wamena who were at  a meeting in  the Office of Sinapuk Traditional Council, while  preparing and organising a rally in support ULMWP.  

In Timika the activity will take the form of prayers and fasting in support of the MSG application.



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