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Free West Papua Campaign

Tuesday 28th June / presented by Cameron McAloon

Last Monday, Indonesian police arrested nearly 1,500 protestors in Jayapura in West Papua.

The protesters were rallying in support of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application for full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, a powerful regional political network.

The protests encapsulate West Papuans’ long held aspirations for Independence from Indonesia, whose security forces control the region.

Alpheus Meage is WA’s Free West Papua Campaign Manager and joined Cam McAloon in the studio to discuss the latest developments in the campaign ahead of the arrival of exiled independence leader Benny Wenda.

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