The ‘Bright’ Signal and Preliminary Masses
Riots swept over cities in Papua because of racial incidents in Malang and Surabaya. Restricting Internet access has not been able to thwart calls to protest. Benny Wenda tells his story from Oxford, England.
Three days after a racist incident in front of a dormitory for Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java, United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Executive Chairman Benny Wenda published a statement. Dated August 20, the statement contained seven political assertions.
Benny, who has lived in Oxford, England, since he was granted political asylum in 2003, condemned the abuse and violence against Papuan students in Malang, also...