3 Oct 2017

Indonesia disputes veracity of West Papuan petition

From , 6:04 am on 3 October 2017

Indonesia has disputed the veracity of a West Papuan petition to the United Nations seeking self-determination.

The Papuan pro-independence leader Benny Wenda emerged in New York last week on the margins of the UN General Assembly, announcing he was delivering the petition.

Indonesia's government says the petition is a hoax, but advocates for West Papuans say it reflects a real desire for a legitimate self-determination process.

Johnny Blades reports.

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Photo: RNZI