Fairfax: Flotilla of One Boat Bound for West Papua

The “Freedom Flotilla” of Australian protesters set sail from far north Queensland on Monday bound for the province of West Papua, where the Indonesian military stands ready to repel it.

Michael Bachelard

The flotilla once had three boats, but is now down to one, the Pog, which carries just six people, after other boats broke down and could not be repaired.

None of the indigenous Australian protesters who have travelled with the flotilla remain aboard, and Amos Wanggai, who fled Indonesia’s restive province in 2006 and was granted refugee status in Australia, is the only West Papuan.

Flotilla leader Jacob Rumbiak is “still on Thursday Island and is available for talking and negotiating with the Indonesian military”, a spokesman said.

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