HRLC: PM needs to put human rights in West Papua on Jakarta agenda

Media Release from Human Rights Law Centre

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been urged to use his first visit to Indonesia tomorrow to cast aside the wilful blindness previous Australian Governments have had when it comes to the serious human rights violations occurring a stone’s throw away in Indonesia’s Papua provinces.

The Human Rights Law Centre’s Director of Communications, Tom Clarke, said the arrival of seven asylum seekers from Indonesia’s troubled Papua provinces and their subsequent swift removal, should be a reminder of the expectation for Australia to provide human rights leadership in our region.

Read the full Media Release from Human Rights Law Centre

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