West Papuan leader who advocated compromise

former leading West Papuan independence campaigner who became an Indonesian government supporter, Franzalbert Joku, has died in Jayapura. Picture: RNZ

AUCKLAND, 01 MAY 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – A former leading West Papuan independence campaigner who became an Indonesian government supporter, Franzalbert Joku, has died in Jayapura. Joku, who controversially advocated autonomy for Papua within Indonesia rather than independence, died early this week aged 66 after illness linked with heart disease and kidney failure. He was […]

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