International Business Times: Indonesia Arrests 4 West Papuan Leaders

Sunny Peter

Four West Papuan pro-independence leaders were arrested by authorities on Wednesday, in Sorong – a coastal city in the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua – on charges of organising a congregation pray meeting at the Maranthan Church in the city.

Over 2000 people had gathered at the local church to pray for the safe passage of the “Freedom Flotilla” to West Papua – a journey, which the organisers say, hopes to reunite the indigenous cultures of Australia and West Papua, and bring human rights abuses to light. Reports say that around 200 policemen surrounded the church and arrested the four leaders.

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