All-Party Parliamentary Group on West PapuaAugust 22, 2019 We, members of the UK Parliament, express serious concern over the Indonesian military and police deployments to West Papua following mass unrest there. West Papuans are demonstrating in their tens of thousands following an severe racial abuse thrown at Papuan students by Indonesian nationalist and security services in Surabaya..
Benny Wenda is to be awarded the Honorary Freedom of the City at a special meeting of the Full Council to be held in Oxford Town Hall, at 5pm on 17 July. The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Craig Simmons said: “It is my great honour as Lord Mayor to both propose and award Honorary Freedom.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua was held in the UK Parliament on June 4, 2019. Chaired by Alex Sobel MP, the meeting heard a range of informative and thought-provoking speeches. The meeting was introduced by Benny Wenda, Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, who relayed on-the-ground information he had received.