30 Apr 2014

Support for new Free West Papua office in Australia

7:22 am on 30 April 2014

There have been expressions of support from Indonesia's Papua region for the opening of a Free West Papua Campaign office in the Australian city of Perth.

The UK-based West Papuan independence activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Benny Wenda officially opened the office on Sunday.

The National Committee for West Papua, the KNPB, reports that a series of events were held around Papua region to coincide with the opening of the office.

Hundreds of West Papuans in towns such as Manokwari, Timika and Merauke reportedly celebrated the development in Perth.

The Campaign also has offices in England, the Hague, Netherlands and Papua New Guinea.