SBS: Flotilla activists claim Papua mission success

Australian activists have sailed to Indonesia’s restive Papua region to draw attention to rights abuses, completing what they said Friday was a “sacred mission” to reconnect with local indigenous leaders.

The “Freedom Flotilla” left Australia last month and overnight crossed into Indonesian waters shortly after the Indonesian navy threatened to turn the boat back.

The group said they had completed their mission to present sacred water from the springs of Lake Eyre in central Australia and ashes from Aboriginal tent embassies around the country to West Papuan leaders.

“Evading the Indonesian navy, two tiny boats met near the Australia-Indonesia border to ceremonially reconnect the indigenous peoples of Australia and West Papua,” the group said on its website.

Watch the News Report from SBS Australia

One thought on “SBS: Flotilla activists claim Papua mission success

  1. So please explain ….. how is it possible that Izzie Brown can be on the Pog and on the tiny boat off the coast at Merauke at the same time?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s