Free West Papua
- The Indonesian Government and the United Nations
Two residents attempting to hoist West Papua's Morning Star independence flag in the coastal city of Sorong were shot dead by Indonesian police on July 28.
More than 15,000 pro-independence supporters staged a peaceful protest in the West Papuan town of Manokwari on July 30 to mark the 1969 "Act of Free Choice" which resulted in West Papua's "integration" with Indonesia. Protesters covered a monument commemorating the referendum with black cloth saying it was "a monument to a historical lie".
We the undersigned petition that West Papua be given back to the native Papuan people and that they be given independence from the Indonesian government and military.
The Free West Papua petition to The Indonesian Government and the United Nations was written by Jeb McAviney and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.