Courier Mail: Abbott Government faces diplomatic dilemma over West Papuans

THE Abbott Government is facing a diplomatic dilemma after it emerged on Thursday the six West Papuans who cruised across the Torres Strait to Australia are believed to be activists.

West Papuans from the Indonesian-run territory have been found to be refugees in Australia in the past with the case threatening to escalate and cause tension between Australia and Indonesia.

An Australian refugee activist said on Thursday the group of six had met with Australians aboard a ‘Freedom Flotilla’ weeks ago and they had since learned they faced persecution and were going to flee.

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