Latest News from ABC Online 17,8,13:
“…the deputy chief of Papuan police, Paulus Waterpauw, says
unauthorised boat arrivals will be intercepted by the navy and likely
be detained by immigration authorities.
He says anybody in the group who has a criminal record or is on the
country’s wanted list will face arrest.
Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has also issued a strong
warning to other countries, saying they should not violate Indonesia’s
sovereignty and upset Indonesians.
He says the Papuan provinces are part of Indonesia and that should be
From the site: http://freedomflotillawestpapua.org/
“The Freedom Flotilla to West Papua is an unprecedented event of
creative resistance to the Indonesian occupation of West Papua. The
initiative of Indigenous Elders of Australia and West Papua will
global solidarity and highlight the abuses of human rights and land
rights carried out under the occupations of their lands on an
“As the journey begins from Lake Eyre in June, watch this site and be
part of the growing movement for justice in West Papua, where the
Flotilla will be arriving in September.”
“The Chairperson of Australia East Timor Friendship Association SA, Rosemary McKay was at the Cairns send-off on Saturday, and AETFA has sent a message of support and solidarity to the Freedom Flotilla organisers.”