Report – By Pacific Media Watch
Protesters have taken to the streets and the gates of Indonesian embassies in West Papua, Australia and New Zealand as part of a global day of action to free West Papuan prisoners.
At least five protests took place today on the global day. Indigenous Papuans and Malukans continue to be arrested for peaceful activities such as raising the Papuan Morning Star flag or attending demonstrations and public events that express dissent.
A group of protesters supporting the call for the release of political prisoners staged a mock “imprisonment” vigil in Auckland’s Aotea Square last night with some West Papuans wearing handcuffs. Read more »