Veronica Koman receives Australian human rights award for West Papua activism
PHOTO: Human rights lawyer Veronica Koman received a human rights award from ACFID. (Supplied: ACFID
An outspoken lawyer wanted by Indonesian police has won a prestigious Australian human rights award for her work in exposing alleged human rights violations in West Papua at "great personal cost”.
Veronica Koman was awarded the Sir Ronald Wilson Human Rights Award on Wednesday for documenting and disseminating information about the situation in Indonesia's restive provinces of Papua and West Papua, where recent unrest has killed dozens, injured hundreds and left towns burning.
The accolade recognised Ms Koman for the "courage she has shown to continue to stand up for the human rights of West Papuans … despite intensifying harassment and intimidation”…………………..