Jayapura: Three British Members of Parliament were present at a meeting which was held in one of the committee rooms in the House of Commons for two hours on 23 October at which information was given about the situation in West Papua.
The three parliamentarians were Andrew Smith, MP, member for Oxford, Lord Harris a member of the House of Lords and Dan Rogerson MP, member for Cornwall.
While the meeting was in progress, a group of a dozen or more supporters of the OPM, the Papuan Freedom Organisation, held a demonstration outside, led by Benny Wenda, leader of the West Papuan.organisation overseas, who also addressed the demo. One of the demands made by the speaker was for the United Nations to send an observer mission to West Papua.
[The report is accompanied by a photo of the demonstration, which also shows the Morning Star flag.]
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