West Papuan separatists hand petition to U.N. human 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 (Reuters) – A separatist movement in Indonesia’s West Papua province delivered a petition with 1.8 million signatures demanding an independence referendum to U.N. Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday, its leader told Reuters after the meeting. Benny Wenda, chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), said he hoped the United […]

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