Liberation Movement opening new offices in West Papua

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua will soon have seven new offices in West Papua, its chairman says.

West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda.
West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda. Photo: RNZI/Koroi Hawkins

Benny Wenda said three offices had already opened in the region and four more would follow shortly.

Mr Wenda told the Vanuatu Daily Post their was a danger the new offices could be targeted by Indonesia’s military, which had reportedly been exchanging gunfire with the West Papua Liberation Army in recent weeks.

The Movement’s two other offices in Wamena and Fak Fak had been targeted in the past, he said.

The Movement also has offices in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.

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