PIR: Activists Declare West Papua ‘Freedom Flotilla’ A Success

Organizer reports ‘secret mission’ held with West Papuan leaders

MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Sept. 17, 2013) – Activists from a fleet of boats which travelled from Australia to Indonesia’s disputed Papua province have returned to Australia, describing their mission as a success.

The so-called West Papua Freedom Flotilla made the trip with the intension of raising awareness of what it claims are injustices in the Indonesian province and to highlight the need for peace and stability in the region.

The group, led by a group of senior Indigenous Australians, made symbolic presentations to West Papuan leaders aiming to connect the two Indigenous peoples.

The fleet has returned home to Gove in the Northern Territory, after the trip which went from central Australia’s Lake Eyre to Cairns, before heading to West Papua by boat.

Read the full story from Pacific Islands Report

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