Fairfax: Crusade for independence given new hope

Australia’s West Papuan refugees are celebrating new hope after a convergence of events has put the push for their homeland’s independence on the international stage.

Even seasoned observers now say a ”slender hope” on the part of West Papuans is justified after Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil questioned Indonesian sovereignty in the territory in a ”historic” United Nations General Assembly speech.

“Everybody understands that West Papua is next,” Rex Rumakiek, the general secretary of the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation, tells Fairfax Media from his Canberra base.

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