Wednesday 18 November 2009

West Papua

One of the campaigns I support (and yes, there are a few), is the Free West Papua Campaign. West Papua has been under Indonesian occupation since the early 1960s. For a bit of background to the conflict, see the about page.

Earlier this year, the Red Cross was forced to shut its office and leave West Papua after its staff members visited prisoners in jail. Because you know, speaking to people is a potential terrorist threat, or something. A Indonesian human rights group based in NZ has an online petition asking for the Red Crescent to be allowed back into West Papua. I hope you will sign the petition.