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[New post] Vanuatu community organisations petition Australia over its support of Indonesian military units involved in killings of Papuans

WordPress.com bobmakin posted: " The Vanuatu's leading national community-based organisations are petitioning the Australian Government to "stop the killing [of] Melanesian people in West Papua" by way of providing financial support and military training for elite Indonesian Kopassus" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Vanuatu community organisations petition Australia over its support of Indonesian military units involved in killings of Papuans by bobmakin Video still showing members of Detachment 88 firing live rounds at civilians attending the 3rd Papuan People’s Congress, October 19, 2011. Photo: West Papua Media The Vanuatu's leading national community-based organisations are petitioning the Australian Government to "stop the killing [of] Melanesian people in West Papua" by way of providing financial support and military training for elite Indonesian Kopassus and Densus (Detachment) 88 military and police units, made possible through Australian bilateral military cooperation with Indonesia. Apart from the Vanuatu Free West Papua Association, organisations signing the petition include the Malvatumauri, VNCW, VANGO and the National Youth Council. All bodies remain convinced that indigenous peoples have an inalienable right to freedom and sovereignty over their national territory. The Australian Government is petitioned to respect all the instruments on Human Rights adopted and proclaimed by the UN General Assembly. (Daily Post) Government will ensure stability in the maintenance of services to the people. This was another of the points made Wednesday evening in the Prime Minister's Read more of this post bobmakin | January 20, 2017 at 5:08 pm | Tags: Australia, Dengue, fisheries, health, Indonesia, sustainable development, Vanuatu, West Papua | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-1yR Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/2k9fjsR Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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