The All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua just held their Annual General Meeting in the UK Parliament. The following parliamentarians attended: Jeremy Corbyn MP – Islington NorthAlex Sobel MP – Leeds North Dawn Butler MP – Brent CentralLloyd Russell Moyle MP – Brighton KemptownKate Osborne MP – JarrowTulip Siddiq MP – Hampstead and KilburnAbena Oppong-Asare.
A number of West Papuan religious figures have been killed or wounded in recent months, in what has been a marked escalation of Indonesian state violence against the West Papuan religious community. Those murdered include Pastor Yeremia Zanambani, a respected member of the Protestant Evangelical Church, who was killed in the Intan Jaya regency on.
The All- Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua, comprised of 16 MPs from all of the UK’s leading political parties, is holding a virtual Annual General Meeting on December 15 at 12:45PM. Chaired by Alex Sobel MP, the meeting will be briefed by newly appointed interim President of the Provisional Government of West Papua, Benny.