IBT: Freedom Flotilla Proceeds to West Papua as Indonesian Security Forces Get Ready for Showdown

The Freedom Flotilla’s flagship yacht, “The Pog” with six protestors, has left Thursday Island towards West Papua. Meanwhile, reports say the Indonesia security forces are preparing themselves for a possible showdown with demonstrators. Reports say, around 2500 security personnel have arrived at the Flotilla’s destination port of Merauke, anticipating trouble.

Around 2500 security personnel have arrived at the Flotilla’s destination port of Merauke, anticipating trouble.

“One small yacht, the Pog, has set sail west from Thursday Island towards West Papua. Her crew, a dedicated group of six from Australia, New Zealand, Kenya and West Papua are determined to complete their mission to build global solidarity and highlight the abuses of human rights and land rights carried out under the Indonesian occupation of West Papua,” a media release by the Freedom Flotilla organisers said.

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