19 Jun 2018

Indonesia yet to allow UN Commissioner into Papua

12:12 pm on 19 June 2018

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern at not yet being able to visit Indonesia's Papua region.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told a meeting of the Human Rights Council he was concerned the government's invitation to visit Papua had still not been honoured.

In his global update on human rights issues, Mr Al Hussein said he had been invited to visit Papua during his visit to Indonesia in February.

There had been positive engagement by the Indonesian authorities in many other respects, Mr Al Hussein said.

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