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Dear Friend of West Papua

We regret to inform you of more disturbing developments from West Papua including further military sweeping operations in the central highlands, and reports of escalating prisoner abuse in Abepura Prison.
Several high profile political prisoners were denied drinking water for 4 days between the 5-9th October. These prisoners are now in need of medical attention which is being refused by the prison.
We are urging people to please contact Theo Ayorbaba, the Head of Abepura Prison to remind him of his responsbilites to respect international law with regard to prisoner treatment.
His telephone number is  +62811489085
The phone number for Abepura Prison is +62967581705

Please also telephone the Indonesian Embassy in London +442074997661 and
your local MP

Last month horrific images emerged showing the impact of Indonesian military sweeping operations in the central highlands, with villages
burnt to the ground around Bologame, leaving hundreds of people now in hiding in the jungle.

EMBASSY DEMO
We will be holding a demonstration outside the Indonesian Embassy in London this Thursday 15th October from 2 till 4pm.
Please come and join us if you can - Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HW closest tube Marble Arch / Bond Street)

POSTCARD CAMPAIGN
There has been a phenomenal response to our postcard campaign, with over 70,000 postcards now having been delivered to the Indonesian Embassy in
London from people calling on the Indonesian authorities to enter into meaningful dialogue with the Papuan people and to release all political
prisoners.
If you would like to receive postcards and / or leaflets to distribute to friends, family and work colleagues, please get in touch to

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INTERNATIONAL PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR WEST PAPUA
We're delighted that several new politicans including the former British Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short, have
signed up to a statement calling on the Indonesian Government to release both Buchtar Tabuni and Sebby Sambom. These men have been jailed by the
Indonesian authorities for making a peaceful demonstration in support of the UK Parliament launch of IPWP.
Please lobby your local Parliamentarian to sign up to the declarations at www.ipwp.org

FACEBOOK
If you are on Facebook, please join up to the Free West Papua Campaign page, and recommend to a friend too. Everyone that hears about the
situation in West Papua is another voice building up the pressure on the international community to act against Indonesia's continued occupation.
Join the facebook group at the following link
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-West-Papua-Campaign/53611440009?ref=ts

FORGOTTEN BIRD OF PARADISE
A new undercover documentary on the independence struggle in West Papua premiered at the UK's most prestigous independent film festival - 
Raindance Festival last week. The film includes moving interviews with human rights victims, a secret interview with political prisoner Yusak
Pakage, and rare footage of OPM rebels fighters.
For more information please visit www.forgottenbirdofparadise.net

DONATE
The Free West Papua Campaign is a volunteer run organisation, and we rely on the goodwill of supporters to cover office overheads and travel
costs.
Please consider making a donation to the campaign. Every penny you give will be used towards helping the people of West Papua achieve their
right to self-determination

On behalf of my people, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting us in our struggle.
For too long we have suffered in silence, but now the world is starting to hear our voice, and it will get louder and louder until we are free.

Papua Merdeka! Free West Papua!
Benny Wenda

Free West Papua Campaign
www.freewestpapua.org
www.bennywenda.org