West Papua: Global petition for freedom launched in London
Photo Credit: International Parliamentarians for West Papua

West Papua: Global petition for freedom launched in London

A global petition calling on the United Nations to put West Papua back on its decolonisation list has been launched in Britain. The petition is open to people all around the World up until August, when a team of British swimmers plan to swim it 69 kilometres across Lake Geneva to present it to UN Secretary General António Guterres. A spokesman for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda, said the swim would highlight the West Papuan struggle as a humanitarian issue rather than just a Pacific or a Melanesian one.


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