RNZI: Storm brewing for Australia over boat arrival of West Papuans

Australia’s new government is facing an early test of both its asylum seeker policy and its position on West Papua.

Seven West Papuans – a 10 year old boy, a woman and 5 men – reached the Torres Strait after fleeing Merauke in Indonesia’s Papua province this week.

It’s understood they fled due to ongoing intimidation and surveillance by security forces since their involvement in the West Papua Freedom Flotilla campaign this month.

Read the story from Radio New Zealand

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