The world is watching Papua: Greens

Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by RichardDiNatale in Media ReleaseWest Papua

The Australian Greens today urged the Indonesian authorities to show restraint at the 3rd Papuan National Congress in Jayapura, and warned them that the world is watching what occurs.

“The Congress is a peaceful event, and the Papuan people have a right to assemble and discuss their future,” said Greens West Papua spokesperson, Senator Richard Di Natale, from the Australian Parliament today. “To meet without threat of violence is a fundamental human right that all citizens enjoy.”

The Senator’s remarks were in response to reports that a heavy police and paramilitary presence was converging on Taboria Oval, the site of the Congress, and that violence seemed imminent.

“No level of violence is acceptable at a peaceful gathering,” added Senator Di Natale. “The authorities will have to answer to the world for any bloodshed.”

Media contact: Andrew Blyberg 0457 901 600

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  1. Dear all,

    God can use world leaders like Richard Di Natale, Obama, GB Parliament members, USA Congressmen and others to force Indonesia to step out of Papua and return Papuans’ self-independence. God has His own way of helping the Papuans to show Indonesia that the God the Papuans believe is the true God. Indonesia may say the Papuans’ wish is a just dream but she forgot the story of her own independence and ungratefully oppresses the Papuans who have fed her for decades thru her richfull natural resourcess. If it’s God’s will
    nobody can stop it.

    Whatever evil plan the government has against the Papuans, it won’t succeed.

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