The Australian: Papua freedom flotilla to face show of force

Joel Magarey

INDONESIA has warned a group of Australians planning to sail to the disputed territory of West Papua that their venture will be dangerous for them and met with force by the “strong” Indonesian navy, the activists have revealed.

Maritime law and security experts have added to safety concerns about the “freedom flotilla”, warning the Aboriginal, Papuan and other activists involved could end up serving time in Indonesian jails.

But the 15 members of the flotilla group, who have announced they will leave Cairns on Saturday in two yachts bound for the West Papuan town of Merauke, will defy the warnings, saying they are “feeling very determined”.

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