10 May 2019

Spotlight on West Papua abuses in British parliament

From , 4:02 pm on 10 May 2019

British MPs have urged the government to do more to press Indonesia to stop human rights abuses and violence in Papua.

On Wednesday, the UK's elected representatives in the House of Commons debated West Papua and its human rights problems.

As well as probing concerns about the ongoing military conflict in Papua's central highlands, MPs discussed historical grievances which Papuans say undermine the legitimacy Indonesian rule in the region.

Johnny Blades reports.

House of commons

House of commons Photo: AFP / Mark Duffy / UK Parliament