SBS Indonesia warns ‘Freedom Flotilla’ not to enter West Papua

AAP, SBS

Indonesian authorities have warned Australian activists on a “freedom flotilla” to avoid entering West Papua or risk being arrested.

In his Independence Day speech to parliament yesterday, Indonesia’s President urged friendly countries to intervene to prevent political activities that could damage diplomatic relations.  “Through this confirmation (of mutual respect for sovereignty) I hope that all parties can be actively worked to prevent political activities that can disturb good relationships between Indonesia and other friendly countries,” Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told the national parliament.  “Do not hurt the feeling of Indonesia because we do not want to hurt (others).”

A flotilla of two yachts set sail from Cairns today to travel up the coast of Cape York and across the Torres Strait to Daru Island, in southern Papua New Guinea

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