No consular help for Freedom Flotilla

FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr says a group of Australian activists planning to sail to Indonesia to highlight the fight for Papuan independence will receive no consular assistance whatsoever if they are jailed.

The stern warning came as representatives from the so-called Freedom Flotilla – three yachts with about 20 Australians and West Papuans aboard – continued to insist they would proceed with their protest.

They are expected to arrive in the city of Merauke in about a fortnight, without authorisation or proper documents.

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