West Papuan activists raise human rights concerns with UN | Pacific Beat

West Papuan activists raise human rights concerns with UN

West Papuan activists raise human rights concerns with UN

Updated 16 June 2014, 10:55 AEST

At the United Nations Human Rights Council late last week, a group of West Papuan human rights organisations from around the world met to try to bring the territory to the attention of the world.

Norman Voss of the International Coalition for West Papua says Indonesia is keeping West Papua isolated, repressing freedom of expression and jailing activitsts at unprecedented rates.

Mr Voss says UN monitors should be allowed in to verify what he says are gross human rights violations.

Reporter: Kerri Worthington

Speaker: Norman Voss, International Coalition for West Papua

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