Papuan petition for independence vote handed to UN rights chief

FILE PHOTO: U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

GENEVA, 29 JANUARY 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – A petition by West Papuans seeking decolonisation has been handed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. The petition was delivered in a meeting officially facilitated by the Vanuatu government in Geneva on Friday. The petition, which claims to represent 1.8 million West Papuans, […]

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