West Papua: Jeremy Corbyn calls for democratic reform in Indonesian province

UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out about the plight of the West Papuan people and supported a push for democratic reform in the Indonesian province.

Corbyn calls for political strategy that brings "recognition to the plight" of West Papuans
Meeting included speakers from the UK, Tonga, Vanuatu and PNG
West Papua has been under Indonesian rule since 1969
Speaking at a meeting of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua at the House of Commons, Mr Corbyn said it was time the West Papuan people were able to make their own choice about their political future.

"It's about a political strategy that brings to worldwide recognition the plight of the people of West Papua, that forces it onto a political agenda, that forces it to the UN, and ultimately allows the people of West Papua to make a choice about the kind of government they want and the kind of society in which they want to live," he told the meeting.


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