Posts Tagged ‘Benny Wenda’

Police shoot on Papuans fundraising for Vanuatu cyclone

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Indonesian police opened fire on a peaceful gathering of Papuans who were fundraising money for humanitarian aid for the victims of Cyclone Pam according to Benny Wenda, a West Papua Activist based in the United Kingdom. “This fundraising was coordinated across West Papua by church groups in West Papua and the umbrella organisation, the Read more

McCully won’t talk to West Papua representative

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully would not meet West Papuan freedom fighter Benny Wenda when he was in New Zealand last month even though the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta had recommended a meeting take place if Mr Wenda requested it. There have been numerous reports from West Papua about the voilent behaviour of the Indonesian military and Read more

Interpol removes “red notice”on West Papuan Activist Benny Wenda

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Benny Wenda, the head of the Free West Papua Movement, has succeeded in having his name removed from an Interpol wanted list. He had had been issued with a red notice and was at risk of arrest and extradition. The Indonesian authorities say they wanted him to stand trial for murder and arson, offences he denies. But Read more